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Recommendation for HTML formatted emails

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Hello,
DOes anyone have a recommendation for some free code to send out
HTML-formatted emails? The code does not have to be cross-browser
compatible.

Thanks for any advice, - Dave
Jul 20 '05 #1
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D. Alvarado wrote:
Hello,
DOes anyone have a recommendation for some free code to send out
HTML-formatted emails? The code does not have to be cross-browser
compatible.


I don't know of any software that could help you, but any HTML that is
sent out *MUST* be cross-browser compatible. Not every user uses
Microsoft's Virus Express (aka. Outlook Express). Many use Mozilla,
Thunderbird, Opera, Lotus Notes, Apple Mail, etc... or web based such as
Hotmail, Yahoo and GMail. So, DON'T ever make the mistake of thinking
it doesn't have to be compatible.

This ALA article may help a little. It discusses the creation of CSS
styled, HTML emails, though it doesn't mention any software used to send it.
http://www.alistapart.com/articles/cssemail/
--
Lachlan Hunt
http://www.lachy.id.au/

Please direct all spam to ab***@127.0.0.1
Thank you.
Jul 20 '05 #2

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> > Hello,
DOes anyone have a recommendation for some free code to send out
HTML-formatted emails? The code does not have to be cross-browser
compatible.


Be aware that many people refuse to accept HTML in emails.
Jul 20 '05 #3

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In <9f**************************@posting.google.com >, on 08/08/2004
at 07:41 PM, la***********@zipmail.com (D. Alvarado) said:
DOes anyone have a recommendation for some free code to send out
HTML-formatted emails?


Yes. Don't, unless the recipients have requested it. You're going to
see more and more users rejecting HTML e-mail, due to security issues.
There's also the issue of people who prefer to run text-only e-mail
software. The best thing to do is to send personalized text with links
to your boilerplate.

--
Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz, SysProg and JOAT <http://patriot.net/~shmuel>

Unsolicited bulk E-mail subject to legal action. I reserve the
right to publicly post or ridicule any abusive E-mail. Reply to
domain Patriot dot net user shmuel+news to contact me. Do not
reply to sp******@library.lspace.org

Jul 20 '05 #4

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> > DOes anyone have a recommendation for some free code to send out
HTML-formatted emails?


Yes. Don't, unless the recipients have requested it. You're going to
see more and more users rejecting HTML e-mail, due to security issues.
There's also the issue of people who prefer to run text-only e-mail
software. The best thing to do is to send personalized text with links
to your boilerplate.

A-men!!
Jul 20 '05 #5

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"Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz" <sp******@library.lspace.org.invalid> a
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DOes anyone have a recommendation for some free code to send out
HTML-formatted emails?


Yes. Don't, unless the recipients have requested it.


One thing that could be done is sending the mails in a multipart format
(both text/plain and html versions embedded)

Jul 20 '05 #6

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