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homo-lorens620217dEmail is a beautiful protocol. It's flexible enough that I can send you a letter from my phone with termux from a made up address and no additional device beside your server is needed, and efficient enough that we can send mass letters across the world. It's a pity users are too stupid for it.
Fast-Nop3222517dEmail is still super nice once you do more than just chatting on a smartphone. Like, working professionally.
Oktokolo175217dI use email since before i even had the ability to use SMS or any other messaging method except straight up phone calls. It saw dozens of messenger services getting born and then dying again.
I got myself my own domain early on and never had to change my email address since then.
You can say a lot about email - but it really has a few very important properties nothing else offers:
It is vendor independent (so there is no "can't use it in the countries which the USA are in a trade war with").
It came first and therefore everyone already has an account and is therefore reachable.
It has decades of experience in dealing with the SPAM problem using multiple layers of defense (including local filters at the end user's client). So SPAM isn't actually that much of a deal for the end user today.
Email really only lacks on the privacy side. But at least you can easily layer real end-to-end crypto on top of it.
Voxera891117d@N00bPancakes blame Microsoft for that.
Before outlook 2007 html support was very good, but with 2007 they switched from ie to word as rendering engine for reasons to long to explain here but security and corporate leaders was part of it, and word could not handle a lot of what html could so they just broke that.
Snd since outlook was do prevalent, other clients started to follow.