I just received an email from SF stating that 1 Question Has 3 Answers - Server Fault.

Since I check email from a text-based client, here's what I see:

Please read this email from a location that can display HTML emails

Why not send a text version of the email as well? It would be very helpful, instead of telling me to use something else.

  • 5
    Specially on SF, its likely to be a lot of people using text based mail clients.
    – perbert
    Sep 9, 2009 at 13:10
  • 8
    Yuck! HTML-only emails? Evil!
    – innaM
    Sep 9, 2009 at 13:12
  • 3
    SA? Stack Attack! ;)
    – Troggy
    Sep 9, 2009 at 16:27
  • SA => Stack AYBABTU => Stack, All Your Base Are Belong To Us Sep 9, 2009 at 17:28

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Great. Now I am afraid of the day our marketing droid wants to get rid of the text-only part in our spam mails consumer information on the account that those tech-geeks over on so/su/sf don't send plain text either.


Ok, we have a rudimentary GeneratePlainTextFromHtml function in there now. Results may not be optimal, but for most of our emails, which are minimally HTML formatted, it should be reasonable.

  • Much better. FYI - The messages come through with Windows specific newlines, and so in VIM, I see lots of ^M's all over the place... Oct 15, 2009 at 17:14

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