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01-28-2000, 05:18 PM
We have been asked to create several HTML email pages for the client to send out to their customers.[nbsp][nbsp](full web pages sent via email, with images, links, etc.) We've never done this before, and I know it's got to be very simple,[nbsp][nbsp]I just need to know how![nbsp][nbsp]Can somebody point me in the right direction please?
01-28-2000, 07:09 PM
If you are using Outlook (possibly Eudora), you can take a web page, right-click and hit "Select All", then drag and drop (or copy/paste) into an HTML format email... It will be the web page (and it's easier than trying to actually create the page within the email editor).
If you do, make sure all image links are FULL URL links, or they most likely won't load (you can do this via attachments but that is not nearly as easy).
Hope this helps.
01-28-2000, 07:22 PM
yes, that helps.[nbsp][nbsp]On webmonkey they say you need to customize the header of the email you send like this:
From: Your Name <you@YourDomain.com>
To: Recipient Name <them@Theirs.com>
Subject: test message
[nbsp]Content-Type: text/html; charset=us-ascii
Content-Disposition: inline; filename="filename.html"
Monkey see, monkey do.
Is this also true for the method you had suggested?[nbsp][nbsp]Or can you simply just copy and paste your html code in the email, and it will be received as translated html?
I tried to figure out how to customize the header in outlook express, and i can't find it... maybe it's not possible and I have to send via unix?
Thanks for the help - sorry i'm so ignorant on this topic!
01-28-2000, 10:08 PM
Email clients take care of the headers for formatting automatically - so the cut & paste method requires no extra work. WebMonkey's method is useful if you are having a web site (rather a script) send out HTML format emails...
The best way to test the theory - open a web page (any web page), right-click and "Select All", right click and "Copy", then start an email and right click and "Paste" - then send it to yourself :)
Hope this helps.
01-30-2000, 12:43 AM
Ok, i figured out what my problem was... I'm running OE 4.5 on a mac, and for some reason it won't display HTML mail as html - it shows it as text.[nbsp][nbsp]my preferences are set correctly, but it still won't send or receive in HTML.[nbsp][nbsp]Any ideas on this? or am I out of luck?
On a good note... I was able to send html mail on my pc - now i feel really dumb!
If you have any suggestions about my mac problem, please let me know!
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