email gripe

Dave Woyciesjes woyciesjes at
Wed Jul 8 09:49:32 CDT 2015

On 07/08/2015 10:25 AM, Todd Goodman wrote:
> * Dave Woyciesjes <woyciesjes at> [150708 10:17]:
>> On 07/07/2015 07:18 PM, Vincent Slyngstad wrote:
>>> From: jwsmobile: Tuesday, July 07, 2015 3:43 PM
>>>> If there were a technical reason to keep it in a simple format that
>>>> would be fine, but as Al K pointed out quite some time ago, Google
>>>> already indexes all of this quite fine as it and most search engines
>>>> do, so the list is text searchable.
>>> For me, HTML mail is disdained because it's a security nightmare.
>>> I don't want to worry about transparent tracking images, cookies,
>>> javascript, and who knows what else they've invented or will invent.
>>> I just want to read what you've got to say.
>>> I might want to follow your link, if I have sufficient interest and
>>> trust, but I want to have to make that decision *before* entering the
>>> spy filled, all-singing, all-dancing hype arena.
>>>      Vince
>> 	Ahh, the sweet smell of paranoia... :) Listen, if they want to track &
>> watch you, they're doing it already. Using text-only email won't help
>> much; give it up.
> Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you!
> :-)

	But that's a different subject for another thread.... :P

> It's not "they" (meaning some state sponsered spy program) that's the
> big problem, it's the hundreds of spam malware that's sent using email
> and image or other "auto loading features" of mail programs as an attack
> vector.
> It's why everyone I know who isn't really computer saavy and runs windows
> has to wipe and reinstall regularly.

	I haven't had to. And I use TBird.

--- Dave Woyciesjes
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