It's probably a combination of reverse psychology and the need to stick it to the man, but I wonder how many more emails have been needlessly printed since people started following the advice of sites like and started appending "Please consider the environment before printing this email?".

I'm a greenie, I vote for the Aussie Greens political party, I buy stuff from Oxfam, I don't have or use a car, I take public transport and I vary rarely print anything, but I can't help but think… what if their well intentioned efforts are backfiring?

Perhaps I'm just biased because I really dislike rich messages with HTML and have the feature disabled in Thunderbird, or in the case of my Alpine install such a feature doesn't even exist :).