Why Security is Improved with Plain Text Emails
Emails with links to spam, malware and viruses are dangerous because one of your list subscribers may click on them by accident.
Web Pages and HTML Email use a Markup Language
This simple markup language changes the formatting of the message on your screen.
So you can get your text centered, or BOLDED, or in the color Red.
<p>This is normal text - <b>and this is bold text</b>.</p>
This is normal text - and this is bold text
where <p> is a paragraph, and <b> is to bold the text.
The syntax of a HTML link is
<a href="url">link text</a>
which creates a blue clickable link, that will go to link specified in the href part.
The link text could be a link too
which gets displayed as
The link text and href link do not have to be the same
and that is where deceit and trickery can happen.
looks the same
but goes to Google in this example.
Plain text email does not have the markup language
Links only have the actual link, not any link text field.
Therefore, all links are shown as their actual destination