Resource for the "Best Email Programs:"
While I am amused by the Really Bad Email out there, it's nice to have resources for the "Good Emails".
A blog that is helpful, and has excellent resource links, is one sponsored by Exact Target, and is located at http://blog.exacttarget.com/blog/best-email-programs.
The article on "A Message to Retailers: How to Make Money on Email Marketing this Fall" explains a number of the problems emailers have, including the "all image" email problem.
(NOTE: Exact Target's blurb is: "Email marketing software that makes it easy to create, track and send professional HTML email campaigns, newsletters, surveys and one-to-one marketing". I am not affiliated with them in any way.)