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Re: [VM] Email dangers portrayed in media

From: Mark Diekhans
Subject: Re: [VM] Email dangers portrayed in media
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2012 09:58:30 -0700

Uday Reddy <address@hidden> writes:
> But the biggest negative of gmail is of course is that it productizes you.
> ("If you don't pay for a product, you are the product.")

Gmail's lacks what seems to be the most basic e-mail: you can't
get e-mail message out of it uncorrupted:

   - There is no way to forward a message as an attachment. So
     you can't have someone join a thread just by forwarding the
     message to them.

   - There is no way to save messages to a file.

   - It insists on formatting certain MIME types, sometimes it
     does this incorrectly.  Incorrect is understandable, since
     email often is invalid HTML.  Not being able to get the
     unformatted (uncorrupted) message is a dead end.

All of this lead to a very stressful few hours once.

That said, gmail is a great imap server for VM :-)

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