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    Exclamation This time I'm serious - Email Stationery

    I know everyone is glad too see more polls in general chat

    But, this time, I really am serious (honest). I am looking into some concepts for an artist for whom I am developing a site.

    I would like you to tell me your attitudes towards email stationery and whether you use it. I have never received an email from anybody using email stationery in outlook express. (thank goodness - hehe). I don't send email as html personally either. Anyway, not everyone has my bitter and twisted outlook on life, so I am wondering what others think about it.

    Thanks

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    I really don't care for it too much right now. IMHO, its a great idea whose time just hasn't come yet. When all email programs can get their acts together and start displaying it without making you download each individual graphic (like an attachment) then I think I'd accept it a little more easily. But right now there are so many standards and browsers and email clients to code for..why can't they all just get along?!
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    my mom uses it. it's ok. i don't ever waste time using it... but it's kinda cool.
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    sure you csn call me stupid but ive never heard of it... atleast i dont think i have

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    Having a small logo graphic for business sounds good. That way the person recieving it knows immediately it is from a company/organization. For just everyday emailing it seems a waste of time.

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    Originally posted by iTec
    sure you csn call me stupid but ive never heard of it... atleast i dont think i have
    Hey Stupid,

    Neither had I until about 24 hours ago. They are basically just html templates you can use for sending HTML mail. There are lots of geocities sites out there with people's own templates for you to download and use.

    Believe it or not I only just downloaded Outlook Express 5 for Windoze (I use my mac to send/receive mail) to check it out.

    Go:

    Tools > Options > Compose

    and check out the options. As a final resort you can check out the help file.

    CAUTION: Reading the help/manual should only ever be attempted in extreme circumstances as a last resort. Male intuition should always be your prefered method of interacting with technology, heavy machinery and industrial chemicals.

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    dont worry, I only found it just a minute ago too

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    Some of them look nice - reminds me of the days before we got the pc and I used to buy fancy writing paper to keep in touch with friends - but they're a pain in the neck as far as downloading is concerned.

    Like Sparkie says, once email programs are better adapted to deal with them in a more efficient way (and ADSL is finally available in my area!), then I might start using it in a limited capacity.
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    I bet within the next 2 days you will see a post in this thread with 'Hey, I made some SitePoint Email Stationery!!!!'

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    Why are you giving them ideas Saltire
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    Originally posted by freakysid
    CAUTION: Reading the help/manual should only ever be attempted in extreme circumstances as a last resort. Male intuition should always be your prefered method of interacting with technology, heavy machinery and industrial chemicals.


    Anyway, I agree with the others - can't you just send it in HTML with a choice of plain text, I'm sure most email clients support it now

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    Originally posted by Saltire
    I bet within the next 2 days you will see a post in this thread with 'Hey, I made some SitePoint Email Stationery!!!!'
    *cough* itec *ahem*

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    oy! watch it punk ;0)

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    Lots of my subscribers email me in html and some of them have stationery.

    Because of the volume of email I receive, I prefer it to be plain text. It takes up less space, it all looks the same and fits in the same space, and it is all equally easy to read. I even subscribe to the plain text versions of newsletters such as the SitePoint Tribune (a good yarn).

    Html email with images as attachments take up enormous amounts of space in my mailbox. A downside of some other html email is that they may reference images via http (rather than as attachments), which means I cannot read it offline (and it is possible for my actions to be tracked).

    I've never added stationery to an email and sent it. The only times I send html mail, with or without stationery, is when I receive it in html format and I am just replying to it.
    Last edited by mmj; Jan 5, 2002 at 09:36.
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