@sir I can't disable HTML formatting in my mail client. How can I send email to your mailing lists? Using Spark mail on iOS as well as the native mail app.
@cadey that's not a freaking "ableist" thing to say. There are loads of free software alternatives that you could be using. Try aerc, mutt, claws-mail, K-9, etc
@cadey gmail on the web can do plaintext too, there's a button somewhere. But I'm not interested in making the site easier to use with harmful propreitary mail software.
@Aerdan I'm not sure. I would expect thunderbird to get along reasonably well with screen readers, and claws-mail being the next most likely. Additionally, it should be possible to configure aerc to read emails to you in a limited sense, and in the future I intend to expand on this for better a11y support, alongside my other contributions to free software a11y.
@Aerdan no, HTML emails are forbidden on lists.sr.ht and will continue to be, end of discussion. If that presents an issue for a11y I would sooner work on making more email clients accessible than I'd allow HTML emails on sr.ht. Automatic conversion of HTML to plaintext would break all kinds of things, important things.
@sum @Aerdan it breaks DKIM and PGP signatures, for example. The patch discussion parsing heuristics will also break. HTML emails is also, in general terms, a no good, very bad, terrible idea. 99 out of 100 email-related vulnerabilities are HTML related. We're having coding discussions, not sending each other word art. Additionally, any attempts to convert it will always be imperfect and will make HTML users stick out like a sore thumb, annoying everyone with the wisdom to use better email clients.
HTML emails are NOT welcome on sourcehut, and never will be. Do not ask.
@cadey @sir in macOS Mail you can change a message to "plain text" by going into "Format > Make Plain Text" (it will show "Make Rich Text" instead if you were already in plain text mode). You can also set the default mode (rich or plain text) in "Preferences > Composing > Message Format".
In iOS Mail, it looks like it sends it in plain text by default if you didn't use any formatting, so unless I'm missing something, you don't have to do anything.
I haven't tried iOS Spark, but I took a look at macOS Spark and didn't see any way to disable HTML, sadly. The Spark devs are pretty nice usually though so you could ping them with a feature request.
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