On Fri, 13 Nov 1998, Jason Rasku wrote:
> On Fri, 13 Nov 1998, Haifeng Guo wrote:
> > Hi:
> > I manager server mailing lists, is it possible in insert a html header in every mail .
> Why on earth would you want to do that? Your message came accross
> as combined text and HTML, some people can't even read the HTML, and for
> some reason when someone uses strange encoding, the people who can (some
> of them), don't get any benifit, because the browser just ``pukes'' on the
Also, some people who receive mail that only consists of attachments
feel like puking, and hastily delete it unread.
That said, all mail is enclosed in wrappers including envelopes and
network packets. The time may come when all mail programs decode
HTML by default and all Internet mail is HTML. Then again, it may
not. Note that well: it may not.
This year, if you "manager server mailing lists" it would be quite
silly to set them up to send HTML. No doubt competent people are
experimenting with it, and have an eye on some appropriate strategy
and timing for its routine deployment; but if you need help to do
it, and are interested in production rather than experiment, forget
it and find something sensible to do.