MODLIB Administrative Request

Jimmy Williamson jwslaw at
Sat Mar 1 10:26:40 EST 2003

but, on the other hand, what kind of people collect little 95 cent books
from 50 years ago, when you could go to barnes and noble and get new for a
lot less trouble?

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-modlib at [mailto:owner-modlib at]On
Behalf Of Fox
Sent: Saturday, March 01, 2003 9:15 AM
To: modlib at
Subject: Re: MODLIB Administrative Request


just curious, having retired from a monstrously large internet service
provider a few years ago: what email programs are left that cannot do
html? An email package for a Commodore 64 or Altair or a Sinclair?  I
am not being facetious, just curious about legacy email programs.


On Saturday, March 1, 2003, at 09:49 AM, j b krygier wrote:

> Hi Modlib people,
> I have had several pleas from list subscribers that
> postings to the list be in 'plain text' and not HTML.
> While HTML formatting allows you to have different
> fonts and effects, certain email programs cannot
> interpret it, and the users of these email programs
> get your HTML postings as a bunch of HTML code jibberish.
> The HTML code also shows up in the Modlib archives,
> and pretty much makes it impossible for anyone to
> ready any of the HTML formatted postings.
> You should be able to find the setting for sending
> plain text emails in your email program of choice,
> and I and your fellow Modlib listmembers thank you
> for making this adjustment.
> John K.

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