One of the primary reasons email sucks is the allowance of "text/html" with no text/plain part, or worse, something like "Turn on HTML" as the text/plain part.

I display my email as plaintext for a few good reasons: first, because software is generally shit, they reuse a web browser component which was never intended to be used with email. Result: you suddenly run javascript, load remote images, etc. Pretty much anything email should NOT be doing.

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Next, people tend to make poor choices when given the chance to decorate text. While I can't kill CAPS LOCK or loads of exclamation points, I can squelch the heavy use of Comic Sans 36.

But it's mostly because I shouldn't read email in my web browser (and neither should javascript, flash, sites copying my email with XHR) that I demand a mail client that only displays text.

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