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(This was already mentioned in Last entry in newsletter has messed-up user links, gravatars but not as an actionable .)

Gmail (which many people are surely using using to receive newsletters) imposes a limit on the size of HTML messages it will display:

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So that I can conveniently read the entire newsletter rather than only part of it, I would like to request that some attention be given to reducing the size of the HTML which is used in the newsletter.

From what I can see, there is plenty of room for optimization; an absurd number of characters are used for click-tracking URLs, and also a substantial amount of indentation. Look at this single question! (Pardon the leftover MIME encoding =3Ds.)

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  • Possible duplicate of Last entry in newsletter has messed-up user links, gravatars – Ward Mar 30 '18 at 18:15
  • 3
    Not that it matters a lot, but I feel this is not a duplicate (otherwise I wouldn't have written it) on the grounds that that one is "What's going on here?", not "This matters. Please change it." – Kevin Reid Mar 30 '18 at 18:16
  • How about plain text? :) – Nemo May 15 '18 at 14:16

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