HTML email - Just plain evil.
They are out there. You have been victimized by them. They must be stopped.
HTML mail users.
I'll be up front about this - I my opinion, HTML mail is just plain annoying and evil.
I do see where it can be helpful in some instances, but not for internal business correspondence.
Now, I’m not talking the “hidden tracking pixel” trick, or the potential to slip in an external link to other bad things out there on the big, nasty, Internet (but this in certainly evil indeed).
No, this is about a different kind of evil.
I’m talking about the evil that comes from allowing people to get creative. People who should not be creative. Ever.
Those people who, for some reason, are compelled to use email "stationary".
Listen, nobody is impressed by the fact that your email background looks like spiral notebook paper.
Honestly, I've never thought "Wow! It's like I'm reading right out of notebook! Cool!"
My kids use those in grade school. Do you really want your supposedly important memo to look like your kid's math homework?
And don't even get me started on the holiday themes.
I actually received an email from someone awhile back that had a line of animated dancing freakin' leprechauns across the bottom.
Yeah, it took that message really serious.
What concerns me most is that someone actually took the time to hunt down an animated GIF of a dancing leprechaun.
I think you owe the company that time back.
To prove my point, I have no recollection as to what the hell that message was about .All I can remember are the damned Leprechauns.
If we're having an office party, I'll get the hint if you title the message "Office Party this Friday".
The cute balloons and confetti background isn't really necessary. I can read.
Shame on Microsoft for even including those theme templates as a part of Outlook :
“Citrus Punch ?", "Paw Print?", "Fiesta?" What... the... hell?
I'm pretty sure your target market for Outlook / Exchange is the enterprise.
So why? Why? Why? Why?!
At least the old, annoying Office assistant paperclip character was a misguided (and failed) attempt to try to get people to use the integrated help features.
So please, people, just cut it the hell out.
We’re making fun of you as we hit the delete key.