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Old 09-09-2011, 08:04 AM
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HTML and emails

I hope this is the right forum:

When creating an email and the email software embedded in, say, an auto responder, gives you a choice of HTML or plain text, what HTML is acceptable or required? Do you need to use the declaration line, "<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC ...." and can you use all its features or are you limited to just some HTML attributes?

I understand why you are given a choice between plain text and HTML. But, it is not clear to me how much or what HTML you can use in the email body.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 09-09-2011, 09:21 AM
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Well the html version will provide you with more options to better format your email with html goodies and the simpler version will not have all those kitchen sink things . i hope it helps answer your question.
 
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You are right to be concerned with how you construct your HTML emails so they are viewable by all. Certain email software doesn't read it so well.

Here is a reference site for you to review:
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The Email Standards Project works with email client developers and the design community to improve web standards support and accessibility in email.
Email Standards Project
 
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Old 09-09-2011, 03:20 PM
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HTMLBasic,

Thanks for the reference. I've read some of the articles and I can see that not all email is created equal. For my purposes I suspect I'll stick to plain text.

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Would like to prefer HTML e-mails and a rendering engine for displaying received HTML e-mails.
 
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