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Re: Send HTML mail to Outlook

by esskar (Deacon)
on Apr 06, 2004 at 18:16 UTC ( #343054=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Send HTML mail to Outlook

are you sure that you send a right formatted HTML mail...
have you set the MIME-Version? here is an sample of a well formed MIME HTML mail:
Subject: Some Subject Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2003 12:26:50 +0100 Message-ID: <> From: "Body, Some" <some.body@host.dom> To: "Body, Any" <any.body@host.dom> MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/html; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 3.2//EN"> <HTML> <HEAD> <META HTTP-EQUIV=3D"Content-Type" CONTENT=3D"text/html; = charset=3Diso-8859-1"> <TITLE></TITLE> </HEAD> <BODY> <P><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">This is a Test.</FONT> </P> <P><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Bye,</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Some Body</FONT> </P> </BODY> </HTML>
Have fun! :)

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Re: Re: Send HTML mail to Outlook
by cosmicsoup (Beadle) on Apr 06, 2004 at 21:11 UTC
    I have entered the exact same META tags within the <head> tags. On Outlook it still displays it as code. On AOL it displays this in the html email:
    <html><head><META http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset= +us-ascii"></head>
    By the way, I just got MIME::Lite::HTML installed, although it doesn't seem to send my HTML to the email address. I have a perl script called that reads in data from a flat file and puts it into a file in HTML format. I then use the unix mail command to send the file to a list of recipients. When you attach a file via MIME, does it display it in an email or do you have to download it?

    Any and all suggestions are appreciated.

      You can't expect Outlook to understand that this file is in html by looking for the mime type specified inside a <META> tag: the reason is that text/html should be specified on the envelope and not inside the content.
      What you should do is send the correct mime header before sending the content:
      Content-type: text/html This is slurped as <b>html</b> by my mail client!
      should give you the idea!
        I'm sorry, but I guess I don't understand. If I begin my html code with Content-type: text/html, it just shows this as the first line of the email. How do I put it on the envelope?


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