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Subject: Re: UKNM: html emails
From: Steve Mynott
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 20:01:33 GMT

On Mon, Mar 20, 2000 at 05:05:54PM -0000, Bradley Wood wrote:

> Hmm, I don't think this is possible. If I'm not mistaken, HTML emails are
> essentially MIME attachments in an email -- all email clients should now
> support MIME attachments.

Most of these points are very good but the sort of HTML email supported
directly by Messenger and Outlook Express isn't quite a MIME

THere are differences between Messenger and Outlook Express treatment
of HTML attachments as well.

> This should give you an idea of the spread of different mail clients, then
> you could just check each one manuallyb for HTML-email compliance.

Most of the big players (e.g., CNET) seem to have given up or downplayed
HTML email.

Even if you can get it to work, forget anything bar Netscape and Microsoft
mailers, you risk annoying people.

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  RE: UKNM: html emails, Bradley Wood

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