Microsoft Outlook Signatures. How could they screw up something so simple?

Microsoft Outlook Signatures. How could they screw up something so simple?

By trying to force Microsoft ‘standards’ on users. You can’t use valid HTML in the signatures. You can only use bastardized MS Word HTML. Plus, even simple things like fonts and line spacing are impossible to set/unset in many circumstances. To top it off, MS Word 2003 isn’t truly compatible with it either. The line spacing fiasco immediately comes to mind.
In contrast, Mozilla Thunderbird accepts standards based HTML, and it just plain works.
I understand Microsoft’s unrelenting decision to make Outlook break with all standard linux IMAP email servers because that would cut into their Exchange Server cash cow. But doing the same trick with email signatures? Grow up.

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