MIME encoding displayed in Mac Mail app when sending HTML email from Entourage

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  1. anju macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2008
    I'm trying to send a basic HTML newsletter from Entourage. I changed my account settings to allow for "Content-type" value = "text/html" in Entourage. I sent a test email to a gmail account I have set up in Mac Mail.

    I"m seeing 2 issues:
    1. When viewing the email through Mac Mail the HTML is displayed, but before and after the HTML page there is a bunch of MIME encoding displayed.
    2. When I look at the same email through the web-based gmail, all I see is the HTML code. I was expecting the text to appear and then a message at the top asking me if i wanted to "display images"... but all I see is the code.

    How do I fix this? I gotta be missing something.

    Snippet of MIME code displayed in Mac Mail App around my HTML:
    > This message is in MIME format. Since your mail reader does not understand this format, some or all of this message may not be legible. --B_3300956228_2931419 Content-type: text/plain; charset="US-ASCII" Content-transfer-encoding: 7bit

    Thanks for any help!
  2. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    Are you bracketing your message with

    Those tags are usually required for GMail to decode HTML emails.

  3. anju thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2008
    Yes, the HTML code is fully enclosed within <body> and <html> tags. I can launch the HTML code on any web-browser and it displays correctly...

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