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Subject: Re: HTML - was RE: Flashed RB still having charging issues..
From: Linus Nielsen Feltzing (linus_at_haxx.se)
Date: 2003-10-21


Fred Maxwell wrote:
> HTML tracking "codes" in Spam rely on poorly configured systems. Why
> would you ever allow your e-mail client to make HTTP requests to
> untrusted web servers based on receipt of e-mail from untrusted
> senders?

Because that's how most popular email clients are configured. That's one
of the evil things about HTML-aware email clients.

> It's silly to expect hundreds of people on this (or any) mailing list
> to always remember to post in plain text,

No, I think it's silly of people to expect that all recipients on a
mailing list are using email clients capable of displaying HTML.

Linus



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