[Dshield] Phishing solution (was: Re: Microsoft Security Advisory Notification (902333))

Stephane Grobety security at admin.fulgan.com
Wed Jun 22 15:33:16 GMT 2005


And if we never left our caves, we would never have to worry about
spam either, you know (no matter what kind).

I don't need HTML email because it's not necessary to my
communication. But many people use email for "fun" things: staying in
touch with people they like, chatting over long distances, etc. and
HTML allow them to communicate better, just the way you might pick a
nice paper for a letter instead of using plain white paper.

Also, many enterprise have policies about how company documents should
look like and what information one must include in all communication
and how.

And none of this is possible without HTML email.

HTML is a nice technology and, honestly, if it wasn't for the many
technical failures with HTML emails, we would probably all be using it
anyway.

Good luck,
Stephane

Wednesday, June 22, 2005, 5:40:11 PM, you wrote:

KC> I have never been able to understand why anyone would enable
KC> anything other than text in their email reader. HTML serves no
KC> valid purpose for one who reads their email, and only serves the
KC> sender, if the reader also uses HTML. Write only in text, and read
KC> in text and you will avoid many problems and frustrate endless
KC> spammers.






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