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    E-mail newsletter

    Greetings!

    After reading Dan Shafer's "Designing Without Tables" book, I went crazy on our password-protected client area of our website. The public side will be next.

    I received such rave reviews that I wanted to re-design our monthly newsletter using css for consistency. All was well until I tried a test-send to myself and a colleague in-house. Since MS Outlook overwrites my <HEAD>, how can I attach an external stylesheet to an e-mailed newsletter? Do I need to send from the e-mail server?

    Any light to be shed on this subject will be appreciated. Thanks in advance!

    Brian

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    Oops. I just realized that I placed this in the wrong forum. Well, I'm off to a great start, huh? Is that why no one replied? <Don't reply to the idiot!>

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    Don't worry. Lots of people post in the wrong forum, it's a common mishap and no biggie. I've moved your thread to the CSS forum for you.

    Welcome to our little home on the web, btw.
    Saz: Naturally Blonde, Naturally Dizzy!
    No longer Editor of the Community Crier.

    Don't mind me, I'm having a BLONDE moment!

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    I would not go too CSS crazy on a newsletter, as mail clients are less standards compliant than internet browsers. This is not to say don't use CSS, just dont rely on it completly.

    As for attaching the style sheet, just use a good old fashioned in-page style sheet, like so:

    HTML Code:
    <head>
    <!--header stuff-->
    <style type="text/css" media="all">
    <!--your stylesheet-->
    </style>
    </head>
    WWB

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    Thank you for the very practical advice! As far as sending the e-mail, I read some related threads and was intrigued by mojomail. I clicked the link and was disappointed that neither the site nor the download was available. Any quick fixes until then?

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    I have used a variety of solutions. Most powerful that I have is a home-brewed .NET-based emailing system I cooked up this summer.

    WWB


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