html email support

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by phadam, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. phadam macrumors regular

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    Hopefully this isn't too rediculous of a question but I have been wanting to add a professional looking html signature to the end of my emails to represent my work a little better. Currently using gmail from a dreamhost email option setup as I really like the shared calendar and multiple email addresses I can use from this option. Only problem is I can only use a very basic signature or a wysiwyg plugin from firefox called WiseStamp. Problem with this is that I am not too thrilled on the inconsistency on what the signature looks like on different email clients. I thought an html signature may be a bit more consistent than the current option. Since I am planning on redirecting my domain name I may as well handle the email at this time also. My question is, what should I be looking for in a good email hosting plan that not only allows/supports html signatures but email options and security as well. Any advice and suggestions would be great. I was looking into the network solutions business email and that didn't look too bad but would love to get some opinions on it and others if I could.

    Thanks!
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I would stay away from HTML in emails, as many people or companies convert all email to plain text.
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Display of HTML is controlled at the receiving end, not the transmitting end. There is no way to ensure that your HTML signature appears the same (or at all) across all e-mail clients. Use a plain text signature.
     

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