Rich Text Re: [Milton-L] virus message?

Carrol Cox cbcox at
Sat Jan 31 18:05:59 EST 2004

Carol Barton wrote:
> Norm (and all), the "attachment" Prof. Broaddus received was probably only
> the HTML coding for his own message, in this case. When you send a Rich Text
> message to a Plain Text server, your system creates an attachment for the
> HTML coding that would make the text colorful, or otherwise "enhanced."
> That's why some people <b>get<b> things that <u>look like<u><hrt> this: if
> your server isn't set up to "read" such input, it sees only the HTML toggles
> for (in this case) bold, underline, and a carriage return.

Rich Text (MIME,HTML etc.) is one of the things in the world that makes
me question my opposition to the Death Penalty. :-) The sort of trouble
it is causing Prof. Broaddus is just one of its many obnoxious features.


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