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Jul 7, 2006, 12:01 #1
Problem with HTML email
I am trying to create an HTML email for a client but I am having difficulties getting it to display correctly. I am aware that there is quite a large range of compatibility issues with different email clients and web based email (yahoo, Google, hotmail etc) so I have reverted back to HTML coding techniques used years ago. All as per this Sitepoint article
I am using Outlook and within outlook I am using WORD as the editor. This turns out to be a big mistake because word puts in all kinds of crap code. So I turned it off and now I am using the basic editor inside Outlook. But it still wants to strip and change some of the code. I need to use something that will not touch any of my code and send it AS IS.
Jul 7, 2006, 14:05 #2
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For HTML email I use dreamweaver to get the basic layout. Then hand edit it in a text editor.
I code all HTML emails using basic HTML tags. I don't use CSS or anyting out of a normal table or font tag. You would be suprised how diffrent mail clients and webmail providers render HTML emails. All images should be made with full paths.
When I used Outlook Express to send I would finish my email in the text editor. Then copy and paste the source into Outlook Express.
Hope this helps.
Jul 7, 2006, 14:38 #3
THis does help but I am a bit confused on where you cut and paste the source? When I paste the source from DW right into Outlook (not express) the email I receive is just the raw html code, not the graphic version that it is to represent.