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(Resolved) HTML or Plain Text

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by boyoh53, Dec 17, 2002.

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  1. boyoh53

    boyoh53 Thread Starter

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    Hello, although not a business person I thought this might be the best place to get an answer to my query.
    Which is the most preferred text, HTML or Plain Text. :confused:
    I use OutlookXP Office 2002.
     
  2. Davey7549

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    Preferred is probably not the correct term to use because many in business would like to have HTML capability but may be limited to Plain text by company policy and administration restrictions.
    Technically if HTML E-mails are received and ones setting are Plain Text all they view is the text at default fonts and never know there was more to the message.

    Dave
     
  3. boyoh53

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    Hello davey7549,
    Thank you for reply. For some reason I believed
    HTML was frowned upon. Can I take it that it doesn't really matter
    which is used? I wouldn't like to make emails difficult for some.
     
  4. Davey7549

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    I guess you have to use discretion on who the recipient is going to be and if it is business related. If it is for business using your companies letterhead for example would not be frowned on where other HTML extras would. Most E-Mails that I receive from Companies are Text, but now and again have recieved one on company letterhead. Letterhead is nice if the foot print is small, the background pleasing and most of all does not distract from the message.
    You must also remember when crafting a HTML E-Mail to be considerate of the recipient. Html laced E-Mails can become rather large when Pictures, Anamations, or Sounds are included. If the recipient has a dial-up connection they could be waiting a bit for the download process and not be able to stop it.

    Dave
     
  5. boyoh53

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    :) Thanks davey,
    For ordinary domestic use then plain text would do just as well.
    TIA. ;)
     
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    Thank you
     
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