Re: [Evolution] [OT] Mailing list filters

On Sat, 2015-03-14 at 12:02 +0000, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
On Sat, 2015-03-14 at 09:49 +0000, Pete Biggs wrote:
And I would STRONGLY refute your assertion that HTML is prevalent these
days - less than about 5% of the emails I receive (that aren't spam) are

Same here, but I don't know if anyone really knows. Most of my mail in
terms of numbers of messages comes through lists such as this one, in
which HTML is strongly discouraged. Most of the rest is from people
using some kind of webmail, or an app on their phone, and that tends to
be in the form of rich text. Not much is HTML aside from marketing.

Most mails I receive are from Linux and FreeBSD mailing lists and less
of them are HTML formatted, most are plain text. Most private mails I
receive from people who aren't geeks, are HTML formatted, less are plain
text or RTF.

OK, I did not mean to set off a firestorm here.

Andre, you're quite right to challenge the generalization -- which goes for the "strong challenge as well. It 
will depend quite a bit on the mix of messages and the application one uses for writing them. I receive quite 
a bit of newsletters, so, yes, it is all HTML. I also use web interfaces at times when away from my 
computers, so my sample is skewed. Someone receiving messages primarily from listservs and developers 
certainly sees a different mix as Ralf points out.

Patrick, you properly called me out for adding idle chat rather than acting on my beliefs. An enhancement 
request has been filed here:


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