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Plain Text or HTML?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by sistafatti, Oct 6, 2005.

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  1. sistafatti

    sistafatti Thread Starter

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    I recently read that if you set your email settings to receive mail in plain text you won't receive spam because most spammers send mail in HTML. Is this true? What is the difference in how plain text and HTML text appears in an email and is there a disadvantage in using plain text?
     
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    If you use HTML email, it is easier for spammer to tell if you viewed the email. That way they know they have a valid email address.
     
  3. sistafatti

    sistafatti Thread Starter

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    O.K. - you have piqued my curiosity. I always thought the only way a spammer knew if you viewed mail was if you replied to the email or used an "unsubscible" link. If I open the mail or just read the preview pane a spammer knows?
     
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