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Gmail's default MIME type for outgoing mail...
Anyone know if it is text/plain or text/html?

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Msg#: 19 posted 12:21 pm on Apr 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

Do any beta testers know what send format Gmail uses by default?

And if it is text/html; is there any Google baggage in the footer; such as a webbug?

IMHO, the capability for Google to insert a webbug into outgoing email that [under the current Windows/IE/Outlook integration] would enable them to tie 3rd party email addresses to their search history is the real privacy issue behind Gmail!



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Msg#: 19 posted 12:19 am on Apr 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

This is a good question.


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Msg#: 19 posted 1:27 am on Apr 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

I sent myself an email, and everything is quite standard. Here's an example:

Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2004 18:19:33 -0700
From: XXXXXXXX <XXXXXXXX@gmail.com>
Subject: An email to you
Mime-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
Status: RO
Content-Length: 54
Lines: 4

I am sending you an email. Hello!


No web bug. Heck, not even one of those little self-promotional signatures that get tacked on and you can't remove. No ads in the outgoing email. No ads in the incoming emails. Just clearly marked text ads on the right-hand side of the browser for some emails.

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