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Re^2: email output using HTML format.

by mlh2003 (Scribe)
on May 10, 2005 at 13:19 UTC ( #455558=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: email output using HTML format.
in thread email output using HTML format.

I personally use (and like) MIME::Lite, and generally only send text emails, but would consider using Cees' method to send emails in both text and html formats to keep everybody 'happy'.

It also depends on what you are communicating and the type of site you are promoting. For example, if I was selling items at a discount price for the coming month only, and wanted to send my subscribed members the details of the discounted items (including pictures etc.) in a nice-look html page, then that'll be the best method to format the email.
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Re^3: email output using HTML format.
by merlyn (Sage) on May 10, 2005 at 13:38 UTC
    then that'll be the best method to format the email.
    No, that'd be your opinion about the best format to send the email.

    My opinion is that you should set up an RSS feed to announce when you have specials. Or maybe send me a text message that says "You might want to visit this month's specials at http://....".

    Not HTML. HTML has no place in email.

    -- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker
    Be sure to read my standard disclaimer if this is a reply.

      A fair enough comment. I know little about RSS feeds, but it'd be easy to send a text email with a link as you have suggested. Good point.
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Re^3: email output using HTML format.
by ww (Archbishop) on May 10, 2005 at 15:59 UTC
    "...to keep everybody happy."

    Nope!

    All that extra html code has to get sucked thru the little bitty copper wire before I can see the text version. Please don't burden the bandwidth challenged with redundant and unwanted html email.

    ...and that's ignoring, for the moment, the myriad ways html content can be used for mischief.

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