ralphm — 2012-04-17T06:49:30-04:00 — #1
I know you aren't meant to send an HTML email without sending a plain text alternative, as "some email programs don't accept HTML". But which ones? I haven't actually come across one (so far as I know). I keep stressing the importance to clients of sending a plain text version of their emails, but I'm starting to wonder why.
stevie_d — 2012-04-17T07:36:06-04:00 — #2
Lotus Notes (2006 release, and possibly others) doesn't seem to, as emails I get from people using it are always plain-text. Some webmail services such as mail2web.com are plain text only. I'm sure there are some mobile phones that have native email clients that are plain text only as well.
ralphm — 2012-04-17T08:37:46-04:00 — #3
Thanks Stevie. Interesting to know. I was starting to wonder if it was relevant any more.
chris_upjohn — 2012-04-18T06:55:05-04:00 — #4
The only time i ever see HTML emails these days is either when it's a full out sparkling newsletter from Smashing Mag or someone else like them or when it's a proper campaign by a company, at work i build them all the time but when it comes to building emails at home i simply just use plain text and some inline styling sometimes to get a nicer font but apart from that i just don't see any reason why a user should have to wait for a server to send images to the client when he/she can just simply start reading why they got the email.
ralphm — 2012-04-18T09:49:47-04:00 — #5
Sure. I do this for companies with CampaignMonitor. But they recommend you send a plain text version of these emails ... hence the question of who (if anyone) sees the plain text version.