The "regular" version is normal HTML. You receive it like a web
page in your mail.
The "Text" version is plain text and is used by
people who can not receive HTML mail, or who include it in their
own newsletters or web pages, and talks show hosts with text
The Large Font version is HTML based and is for people with
The on-line version of the Dear Webby Daily Humor Letter is
for people who are not allowed to have a subscription to it on their
work computer, because their boss is worried they might steal his
thunder and not laugh at his jokes.
The Blog at http://webby.com/humor/blog acts as an archive of
recent Humor Letters, in case your ISP misinterpreted some
computer term and censored your subscription. The blog also
gives you a chance to post comments.
Since the jokes and the tech tips are the same on all versions,
it's not much extra work to prepare four versions.
what do you use to send the Dear Webby Humor Letter out?
I use a MagicList to send it. It is reliable and predictable and
easy to use. With it I can fire off as many diferent lists as I want.
do you do support for the Webby.com web hosting too?
Actually, I am the CEO, but I do help out with the tech support,
so that I know what people want.
how long have you been doing tech support?
Since the days of the IBM PC. Before the Internet I was a
mobile troubleshooter and often got more speeding tickets
what do you do with all the addresses of the subscribers?
The addresses are hidden on the server and accessible only
to the MagicList. They are not used for anything else. We are
Is there a separate address to write to you depending on
whether it is about the Dear Webby humor letter or a tech issue?
It's the same address: DearWebby@webby.com
since you used the same address for almost ten years, you must
be on every address CD, that the spammers sell to each other.
How do you deal with spam ?
For spam control I use the MailWasher, and I highly recommend it.
lately there have been a number of people using your name.
Are they franchisers or just copycats ?
They are just copycats and imitators.
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and I do feel flattered indeed.
Updated September 1995,
pictures are newer, since they are pulled from updated image bins.