kmail: sending/receiving messages in HTML

Chris Kuhi kdelists at
Fri Dec 13 02:02:28 GMT 2002

On Wednesday 11 December 2002 11:33, Benjamin Lee Solosy wrote:
> P.S.  Overall, I remain impressed that there seems to be so much resistance
> to HTML e-mail.  (In many cases, the biggest annoyance for many seems to be
> ~undesired HTML messages~ (i.e., spam), rather than HTML messages per se.
> But there are, of course, others who simply dislike HTML messages
> altogether, even from friends.)  Oh well, we all seem to have our
> individual preferences. Fortunately, we have a very wide variety of choices
> available to suit our diverse wishes.

Don't mistake Ingo's answer to mean there is resistance to composing HTML 
messages, I think rather it has been a matter of priorities thusfar.  As a 
matter of fact, I'm pretty sure I read in one of the related mailing lists 
some of the other developers talking about how they wanted to implement it; 
it might have been the 'make_it_cool' developers, I'm not sure.

Anyway, Kmail has been developing very quickly and there are a *lot* of 
different things the developers are working on, and I think implementing the 
display of HTML mails was somewhat easier than the composing of them 
would/will be.  Besides, it was neccessary in order to make some mails even 
readable, whereas -- as you said -- you can be more expressive when you write 
an HTML mail, but you can still be expressive without.  Just a matter of 
priorities, like I said.  I don't think any of the developers are actively 
against it, though any of them can feel free to correct me if I'm wrong :-)

Chris Kuhi
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