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I'm asking because their extensive FAQ section does not answer this question. Also, I have tried to set up an experimental list - see [groups.yahoo.com...] - and send out a HTML message, but it just displays the source code.
Thank you for your help :)
Some who use Outlook Express prefer plain text for security reasons. It's best, if you can, to offer subscribers a choice.
Check out Topica:
It's so much easier to use a third party service than install one's own script ;)
Then again, sooner or later I do end up having to get my fingers dirty in Perl after being messed around with other company's online services...
However I would question whether using HTML email rather than plain text is a sign of living in the present! Or is it just using technology because it is there, or attempting to get noticed by lots of fancy packaging?
HTML email that insists on being the only option for us come in "view source" type format and just gets deleted, and the whole subscription quickly afterwards. I question the value of using HTML email over text email when it is just not received or annoys a substantial proportion of the audience. Then again if you have a highly targeted list where HTML actually offers substance rather than just looking pretty, and people are happy with the higher loading times and security risks it might be worth it. But in general - I see far more downsides than upsides.
If there is no "keep email text based" pressure group, I
II'd start it!