kmail: sending/receiving messages in HTML

Felix Seeger felix.seeger at
Tue Dec 10 18:23:09 GMT 2002

Mhm, I don't really understand the replies to my post. I am not the one who 
wants html mails ;)
But maybe I misunderstand something....

have fun

Am Dienstag 10 Dezember 2002 08:52 schrieb Felix Seeger:
> Am Montag 09 Dezember 2002 23:18 schrieb Benjamin Lee Solosy:
> > Hi Felix!  My comments follow inline...
> >
> > On Monday 09 December 2002 11:32 am, Felix Seeger wrote:
> > > I think it is simply not implemented since kmail is more a non-html
> > > mail client (ok you can enable viewing but it is not on by default)
> >
> > Why should KMail be "more a non-html mail client?"  That is absurd, imo.
> I don't say that it should be, I sad that I think it _is_ a non-html mail
> client. I think that is right since you have some problems with html ;)
> > > You could write a bugreport (as a wish).
> >
> > HTML composing has already been submitted as a wishlist bug many, many
> > times.
> >
> > > Maybe it was not implemented because nobody uses html mails on Linux.
> >
> > I strongly disagree with you there!
> > I am sure many people don't send HTML format e-mail in Linux only because
> > it is not (yet) widely enough available (e.g., in KMail).  I am sure
> > many, many people want it.  I am a perfect example of such a person!
> I can only talk for my experience. I don't know one person which likes html
> mails. Most of them will delete such a mail without comment.
> Maybe I get two private mails in html per year. And than, mostly it was an
> error in netscape/ms product properties.
> > P.S.  A general comment to those who say that e-mail should be strictly
> > text, rather than HTML format:  The e-mail client should be customizable
> > to accept/render only text-based messages if desired, but also HTML if so
> > desired.  I literally just read a comment by a contributor to Usenet who
> > said that text is the only mode that is necessary for communication via
> > e-mail. By that reasoning, the same should be true for the web as well:
> > the web should be strictly text-based, with no graphics whatsoever. 
> > While that notion may appeal to certain extreme purists (e.g., those who
> > use strictly Lynx to browse the web, etc.), the *vast majority of
> > computer users* flatly reject that notion.  (For good reason, too, imo: 
> > It is ridiculous!  :-)  ) Computers should enable their users to do
> > *more*, not less, if they so choose.  [If all we wanted was strictly
> > text-based communication, there would really be no need for these
> > expensive, needlessly complex machines; we would simply go back to morse
> > code/telegraph communications.]
> Of course I love the look of LCARS, I use it on my laptop but you will
> never get an email from me with a lcars look ;)
> And I like simple web pages. I don't like lynx but I also don't use vi/joe/
> for my mails.
> Maybe this helps you:
> Kmail --> Settings --> Configure --> Composer --> Headers
> Maybe you can add it here
> > Thanks for your reply,
> >
> > Benjamin
> have fun
> Felix
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