On Sunday, April 22, 2012 03:49:03 PM Clemens Ladisch did opine:
> Patrick Shirkey wrote:
And I will go so far as to say that when a popup covers the content I am
interested in, and doesn't grow an exit button until you've had time to
absorb the message, I will take note of what the popup is trying to sell
me, so that I can be assured that the product or service is one I will not
knowingly steer ANY money to. To me, that is negative advertising of the
worst kind, exceeded only by the chutzpah of the programmer who, before
closing that overlay, opens 2 to 10 more of these self-replicating popups.
However, bringing in advs on email imply's html email & I don't display any
html without knowing the source is 200% trust able. It wastes bandwidth
because the typical html wrapped message is 10x the size it would be in
plain text, and opens the door to all sorts of security concerns.
html only messages from a mailing list are summarily deleted here.
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