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    html email...help me pls

    OK..some people wanting an E invite, after I suggested a mailing list that I thought would come in handy, they replied with this.

    All we are looking for is an HTML email that that is small in size and is
    visually attractive (maybe with a picture or two) with all of the important
    information. We'd like people to be able to receive it from us and easily
    forward it along to their friends and colleagues. We would like it to be a
    multipart text and html email that people can still open even if they cannot
    read HTML.
    I'm good with HTML, but not thingking right this moment, how is it gonna be possible w/out HTML enabled email to read it? also where do I store the images that will make part of the email?

    Any idea would be very much appreciated.

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    Hmm, doesnt sound possible...
    You would store images on a server

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    Thank you, thats what I thought.

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    Can you give me an example of a mass mailing package please?

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    Actually its pretty easy. Just use a mass-mailing package that supports sending multipart emails, containing both HTML and text, then send away.

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    Isn't there any way to send a multipart (html and text) from outlook?? That's what I need
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    I know Microsoft has a web based outlook client but I still dont think that will help you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dhecker
    Isn't there any way to send a multipart (html and text) from outlook?? That's what I need
    I don't believe so. Outlook will either send as html, rtf, or plain text depending on what's listed under Tools-->Options-->Mail Format

    To send a multipart mail, you could use Perl or PHP on a server and place the image s on a website.

    And please oh please, don't use css if the email is going to many different email clients. They don't all support css properly (read: hotmail/yahoo/aol )

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    I have had very good success with CSS based emails, especially of one sets them up to degrade gracefully. Best trick is to slap everything into a div, called, say, emailbody and have all attributes inherit from that. In addition, one should embed the stylesheet in the body part of the email rather than the head. But I digress.

    Outlook HTML emails are automatically converted to multipart AFAIK. It might well be exchange that does that work though.

    But I highly recommend NOT using outlook for bulk emailing. I have been there, done that and quit a while back. It is slow, generates massive compatibility issues (like no one using groupwise could read it) and is a path otherwise fraught with peril. Best to buy or build your own blast emailer.

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