HTML email's?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development (archive)' started by eclipse525, Feb 5, 2004.

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    eclipse525

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    #1
    Does anybody know how to create HTML eMails? OR if you know of any great walkthrough links, they would be greatly appreciated.

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    wrldwzrd89

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    It's unclear to me what you want here; the possibilities I see are as follows:

    1. You want to learn how to compose an HTML email in your email program.
    2. You want to set up an HTML-based email form on your website.
    3. You want to set up an HTML-based email form that sends HTML emails.

    If it's #1: A tutorial on HTML will help you. You can find information at W3C's web site for HTML.

    If it's #2: Learning HTML will give you what you need to set up the form (use the same web site as #1), however, I do not know how to handle what happens when the user clicks the submit button to send the email (you will need a script).

    If it's #3: The solution is similar to that for #2, but more work is needed to generate the HTML code to put in the email message. You may need to use some sort of scripting language for this.
     
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    wordmunger

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    But how do you get your e-mail program (Mail, for example) to send the HTML, esp. if it has images? I know HTML, and I still can't figure this one out.

    OTOH, a lot of people filter HTML e-mails as spam, so maybe it's not such a great idea anyway....
     
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    wrldwzrd89

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    Mail doesn't support composing HTML emails (as far as I know) although it will render them.
     
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    HexMonkey

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    I don't think Mail does support composing HTML (as wrldwzrd89 said), but it uses rtf. To use it (for the Panther version at least), select Make Rich Text from the format menu, or for a permanent change go to the Composing tab of the Preferences and change the contents of the Format menu. This supports formatted text, images etc.
     

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