Ah, qu’il est beau le réseau des réseaux ! But, isn’t the Internet only what we make it ?
... to say to not use HTML emails. They really can be evil and don’t add much communication. The 2 main reasons for this are viruses and spam.
Yesterday was yet another day of work lost because of viruses. 4 infected computers on our network were flooding our LAN and preventing us from reaching the Internet. And today some of my colleagues even spent more time in cleaning the infected machines.
HTML emails are also commonly used by spammers. Using HTML code referencing image files or even invisible embedded files, called webbug, spammers can easily know if your email address is still valid and even when you’ve read their email. So to send you more spam or better targeted one.
So what good reasons could you give to continue reading and writing emails in HTML form? If it’s none, then, please, desactivate this functionality! ;-)