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    Member easternSYN's Avatar
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    lame question, but can anyone tell me how to compose html formatted emails with pics, copy, and formatting (hopefully css)??

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    the same way youd do it for anyother html document i think. You'd just have to have all the src tags or whatever lead to http://www.yourdomain.com/whatever.jpg instead of just whatever.jpg. Same goes for links to other html documents on your domain.

    Although, ive never done one really. May want to wait for someone who is positive to reply.
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    Just to say if you're thinking about html for a newsletter, remember all aol users cannot see html pages. Aol have decided the safest way to stop span is to disalow the delivery of HTML in Email so children aren't recieving horsey porn and all that. Otherwise I would have started using html in my newsletters ages ago.
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    Code:
    Content-type: text/html
    is your friend in this case, but yes, most people use text only apps (such as AOL).

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    If you're using PHP (mail() function), then look at this thread.
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    where should i place this (Content-type: text/html)in the code?? and if i send it with a webmail app will it be sent in a strage way? haven't got it to work yet

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    i want to think that i could simply paste code into my emails........ I tried it a few different ways in the last hour.... no go no rendering

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    Try this site which should give you a little bit of help. The information is a bit lower down than 2 window heights.
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    thanks for the help

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    Not sure if you'v solved this yet but...

    The only major trick to the HTML email is making sure that your email provider allows for the tags. If you use Yahoo mail, for instance, you can just click a little button that says "allow HTML" tags.. I'm pretty sure the same is true for MSN and some other biggies.. AOL is a problem.. but maybe in time people will get past the name recognition of AOL and seek out better products.
    I've done HTML emails for some major retailers and they pretty much just don't send stuff to their AOL clientelle.

    Otherwise, you use your code as you would in a normal web page, and you host the images and whatnot on a your server and include absolute paths in your code.. http://your-site.com/images/image-name.jpg.

    Hope this helps, if you've already answered this for yourself.. sorry to waste your time.


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