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    Does anyone know how to design an email that looks like a webpage? Do you do it with normal HTML? If so, when i copy and paste it in. the code shows up.. Heh, i feel like im missing something VERY simple and im overthinking this.
    I'm using Office 2003 on Win XP Pro.
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    Are you using a proper doc type?

    I just clicked on the source of my latest centerparks e-mail and it is all in a html format.

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    You need to send the message with the proper content-type header:
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    Content-type: text/html; charset="UTF-8"
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    Hmmm, you said you're using MS Office right? I'm not sure if you can edit the HTML in an email in MS Outlook. But I remember having this problem a few years ago - and I actually used Outlook Express instead of Outlook to send the HTML emails, because it allowed you to view / edit the HTML. It was so weird that Outlook Express had that capability but Outlook didn't, unless I was just overlooking something. Anyways, my point is, if you're having problems actually editing the HTML, then maybe you need to use a different program than Outlook.
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    mail chimp might have the answers

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    wow, am i entirly overthinking this? Do i just cut and paste that code directly in outlook 2003... and it should change it over to an HTML page when they user gets it? I sent myself one, and it didnt work...
    Does anyone know what i am missing here?
    Thanks
    Tekture

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tekture
    wow, am i entirly overthinking this? Do i just cut and paste that code directly in outlook 2003... and it should change it over to an HTML page when they user gets it? I sent myself one, and it didnt work...
    Does anyone know what i am missing here?
    Thanks
    Tekture
    No, that is what I was saying, in Outlook, I don't believe you can copy / paste / edit the html, I think that all the html is behind the scenes and you have no way of manipulating it yourself. I could be wrong though, but I'm pretty sure that's how it is.

    In Outlook Express, however, you can compose an email, and go to View -> Source Edit, and there you can view / copy / paste / edit the html code, and you can even select a "preview" tab to preview what the email will look like. Why don't you try that? I'm sure you must have Outlook Express on your computer...
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