Webmail - HTML support

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Yabbie
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Webmail - HTML support

Post by Yabbie » Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:45 pm

Hello Exetel,

Thanks for the great service. I was wondering if you guys could please install the following plugin for Squirrel (webmail):

http://squirrelmail.org/plugin_view.php?id=209

This would allow us to all send HTML based emails via webmail, something I believe is desperately lacking currently.

Cheers,
Brad

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Re: Webmail - HTML support

Post by Dazzled » Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:00 pm

I've said this before, so won't go over it again, as you wear out fighting Microsoft - but are you aware that HTML email breaches web standards, is usually inappropriate, and is the key technology on which most scams are built?

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Re: Webmail - HTML support

Post by Yabbie » Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:12 pm

Dazzled wrote:I've said this before, so won't go over it again, as you wear out fighting Microsoft - but are you aware that HTML email breaches web standards, is usually inappropriate, and is the key technology on which most scams are built?
Hmm, sorry if you've already been over this.

Don't care if it breaches standards, as long as it works (which it seems to, as almost everyone uses it).

If people are careful, they shouldn't have to worry about scam emails.

How about using something like 'AtMail'?

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Re: Webmail - HTML support

Post by Dazzled » Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:45 pm

I hope you don't use Windows, and turn off images. You can put protection onto a server.

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Re: Webmail - HTML support

Post by Yabbie » Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:18 pm

So the long and the short of it, is it's not going to happen, right?

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Re: Webmail - HTML support

Post by ForumAdmin » Sat Jun 05, 2010 11:58 am

I will get the sysadmin responsible to reply to you.

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Re: Webmail - HTML support

Post by Mixer » Sat Jun 05, 2010 2:29 pm

Yabbie wrote:Don't care if it breaches standards, as long as it works
There lies half the problem, its doesn't work well in a lot of apps.
Anyway HTML email is there for spammers and scammers.
Send a pdf or link to a HTML if you have to but please dump it in emails, don't give the crooks a leg up.
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Re: Webmail - HTML support

Post by SysAdmin » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:05 am

Yabbie wrote:Hello Exetel,

Thanks for the great service. I was wondering if you guys could please install the following plugin for Squirrel (webmail):

http://squirrelmail.org/plugin_view.php?id=209

This would allow us to all send HTML based emails via webmail, something I believe is desperately lacking currently.
I'm not opposed to putting up a HTML editor for webmail. The thing about that plugin that primarily erks
me is that it's almost 5 years old and the version of FCKEditor that comes with it has had several security
fixes since then. Also, if I remember correctly, it's API has changed which means that wedgeing it back in might be problematic at best.

Andrew

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Re: Webmail - HTML support

Post by Yabbie » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:31 am

SysAdmin wrote:I'm not opposed to putting up a HTML editor for webmail. The thing about that plug in that primarily irks
me is that it's almost 5 years old and the version of FCKEditor that comes with it has had several security
fixes since then. Also, if I remember correctly, it's API has changed which means that wedging it back in might be problematic at best.

Andrew
Hmm. How about changing Webmail to "AtMail" for example?

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