28 March 2004
The clown with the South African IP address (I suppose he himself could be just about anywhere) who bogused up a login screen for my online banking service did a pretty good job, designwise.
However, where he fell down was in his insistence that "In order to view this message your e-mail client must support HTML format." Wrong-O, Buffalo Bob. I don't read email in HTML format from anyone under any conditions, and actual email from the bank has always been sent in a plain-text version.
Once in a while someone who pulls a stunt like this gets caught, but basically, we're dealing with cockroaches here: if you see one, there are probably five hundred you don't see. It's probably impractical to stomp every last one of them. But there's no need to feed the little bastards.