Re: Is there a way to safely read HTML email?
Date: 14 Jul 2004 17:36:08 GMT
Tx2 <email@example.com> wrote:
> I like Outlook Express, i like the way i can multiple POP accounts and
> only one inbox.
> Thunderbird, Eudora et al, all expect me to have a folder list as long
> as my screen!
> I like receiving HTML email for the newsletters i read from places like
> ZD-Net, Microsoft and Computer Weekly, to name a few.
> Using Outlook Express, it seems the sensible (and safe) thing to do, is
> to read all messages in plain text.
> This 'spoils' a lot of my newsletters, and makes them awkward to read.
> Is there an email client that works as well as OE, but more safely,
> allowing me to view HTML email?
Well, I have not checked all my HTML mail, but *'good'* HTML mail is
sent as "Content-type: multipart/alternative;", with (first) a
"Content-Type: text/plain;" part and (then) a "Content-Type: text/html;"
part. For such mail, Outlook Express with "Read all messages in plain
text" ticked, will show the plain text with an *attachment* of the HTML
text. So you can safely view the plain text and if it is interesting and
from a known safe source, you *then* can double-click the HTML
attachment/version to view it.
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