No-HTML for Outlook

The Register: No-HTML plug-in for Outlook available

This OUGHT to be the top download on any download tracker. But the realist in me says it won't.

I think the vulnerabilities in Microsoft's mail programs must be some kind of gift to the utility developers like Symantec and McAfee. If MS software wasn't so virus-prone the utility developer's stock would plummet.

I found a program that converts HTML to RTF (I need this for work). The resulting RTF was about 110K. I opened the document in MS Word 2000 and saved it as RTF to a different filename. The same file, saved by Word, became 2.7MB! About 25 times larger! This is the gift to the hard drive manufacturers and the networking hardware manufacturers who want to help you transfer that big file across your intranet as fast as that old 110K file used to go on the last generation of Ethernet.

Windows 2000 and XP are the gifts to the RAM manufacturers (although I think Apple's OS X plays the RAM game just as well).

So really... Microsoft is a very generous company! We really shouldn't rag on them so much.

Written on December 6, 2001