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Another method of sending embedded HTML email Apps
I spent a day looking for a easy solution to send an embedded HTML by email. I didn't want to use the method suggested in a hint find on this site, because I am always careful not to install too many third-party hacks. I found out that using Netscape 7 it is possible to attach a URL to a message and the HTML page will be embedded in the email.

Now I can just create an HTML page with the images inserted using the complete address (http://...) and upload it on a directory on my website. The email received by my recipients will not contain any attachment, but will display a nice HTML page with images, downloaded directly from my website.

Hope this help someone.
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Another method of sending embedded HTML email
Authored by: slytle on Dec 02, '03 11:59:58AM

I hate HTML mail.



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Another method of sending embedded HTML email
Authored by: prk on Dec 02, '03 12:02:57PM

Me too.



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Another method of sending embedded HTML email
Authored by: rhowell on Dec 02, '03 12:18:40PM

I don't much care for it either. Its funny that Apple's Mail doesn't allow you to compose html messages, and yet Apple is always sending me email messages that are in html. I wonder what email program they're using over there.



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Another method of sending embedded HTML email
Authored by: bogdescu on Dec 02, '03 12:42:17PM

is there a way to remotely melt or fry a machine that sends me html mail?



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Another method of sending embedded HTML email
Authored by: nvdingo on Dec 02, '03 02:06:11PM

and accidentally fry your mom's machine because she uses AOL and chooses to use custom fonts in her message?

yeah, that would be good.

just filter.



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Another method of sending embedded HTML email
Authored by: chyna4xena on May 19, '05 12:53:41AM
So I guess you're all hating OSX 10.4 Tiger's Mail.app, then.

It seems that in Panther, messages with different fonts were sent with a Content-Type of text/enriched whereas the e-mails I've received from my friends running Tiger are sent as ... you guessed it ... text/html.

I don't love or hate any particular format of e-mail, the only thing I don't like is unsolicited e-mail, regardless of its format.

I have frequently needed to send HTML mails to my friends; and as others have said, for people sending (solicited) newsletters, HTML is the only way to go if you want a decent layout.



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Newsletters
Authored by: derekhed on Dec 02, '03 02:42:36PM

I worked for a company that built newsletters for its clients. They were subscription-only, and saved a ton of money over printing up thousands of paper newsletters and mailing them every month. Plus it didn't waste a lot of paper.

HTML mail has it's uses, and though I agree that I don't much like receiving it unsolicited, and I especially don't like folks hiding spyware-like crap in it, I can see uses for wanting to create HTML emails.

Just my $.02



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Newsletters
Authored by: stetner on Dec 02, '03 05:42:49PM

You should always have a 'receive as plain text option'.



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Another method of sending embedded HTML email
Authored by: dfbills on Dec 02, '03 06:54:28PM

I found this to be an excellent way to send HTML mails as well. For some reason, the WIN version of netscape7 wants to attach all the images.. bummer.



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Another method of sending embedded HTML email
Authored by: Son of Pismo on Dec 02, '03 07:44:48PM

I am using Mozilla's Tunderbird to do this - works just fine too.



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