HTML messages

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at
Sat Jun 23 03:34:28 UTC 2007

On Friday 22 June 2007, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
>On Fri, 2007-06-22 at 13:11 -0600, Karl Larsen wrote:
>> I'm sorry Matthew Saltzman who is working on my Bug, and a guy who
>> signs as "Tim" are using HTML email which my Thunderbird will not
>> decode. This is because I have selected a big font which is easy for my
>> old eyes to see. I can read all straight ascii of tiny font because my
>> system blows it up to normal size.
>>     Just to see I printed Matt's email but it still comes out as garbage.
>>     So please, if you have a way to switch to ascii from HTML do so at
>> least on the list. Then we can all read it.
>Damn, am I really sending HTML?  (Obviously, somebody other than Karl
>will have to answer, if I am.)

I'm not getting it as html here, Matthew, and I don't recall getting any from 
you in recent history.  The header doesn't even mention MIME, and the 
encoding is 7 bit ascii.

>If I am, I apologize profusely and ask:
>How can I get Evolution not to do that?  (And if you're going to say,
>"Use TBird," save yourself the keystrokes, please...)  HTML is not
>checked in the Format pull-down.  I found the tab to select HTML
>formatting and it's not checked either.

I believe you are clean.  Karl may have some clueless ISP that html's 

>> Karl K5DI
>                Matthew Saltzman
>Clemson University Math Sciences
>mjs AT clemson DOT edu

Cheers, Gene
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