Please consider the environment before printing

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ThinkBeforePrinting.org

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 ThinkBeforePrinting.org 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 :).

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