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Date:      Tue, 16 Jun 2020 12:48:52 +0000 (UTC)
From:      Roderick <>
To:        "Ronald F. Guilmette" <>
Cc:        "Kevin P. Neal" <>, "@lbutlr" <>,  FreeBSD <>
Subject:   Re: Mailing List Etiquette was freebsd vs. netbsd
Message-ID:  <alpine.BSF.2.22.419.2006161241160.1086@fbsd.local>
In-Reply-To: <>
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On Tue, 16 Jun 2020, Ronald F. Guilmette wrote:

> In message <>, you wrote:
>> PiBPbiAxMCBKdW4gMjAyMCwgYXQgMTE6NTQsIGRvdWcgPGRvdWdAZmxlZGdlLndhdHNvbi5vcmc+
>> [...]
> Bullshit it's not relevant now/anymore!
> Please wrap your lines at 75 columns and please use 7-bit ASCII only
> without encoding.
> Some of us never got onto the Microsoft-induced insanity bandwagon that
> preached that all email messages have to be HTMLized (and thus 10,000
> times more bandwidth consuming that they need to be) and also we didn't
> sign up for the notion of having email, spreadsheets and other such
> crap be executable... a glaring and obvious security hole.
> I still use the NMH mail client, which dates from the 1980s.  It is
> plain text only.  I have never been infected with anything.

There are some users here writing Emails with body base64 coded, not
even quoted printable, and perhaps they are not even aware of it.

The mail "standards" are full of casuistic, the MUAs became very "smart"
and take decisions for the user. I realy would prefer more simpler
standards and demand more formating from the user, but who will impose
order if even the biggest companies are promoting disorder?

In any case, this discussion has little to do with FreeBSD. Perhaps
the FreeBSD forum is a better place to speak about it.


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