[development] HTML emails

David Metzler metzlerd at metzlerd.com
Fri Jul 25 05:32:34 UTC 2008

True, but it doesn't mean HTML mail is not useful with or without css.

I use HTML messages in Drupal applications to bring emphasis  
(h1,h2,etc) tags, transmit bold and italics, and show data in tables.  
I don't use the drupal mail apis because they don't support html :)


On Jul 24, 2008, at 1:36 AM, Xavier Bestel wrote:

> On Wed, 2008-07-16 at 18:44 +0200, Stefan Nagtegaal wrote:
>> Op 16 jul 2008, om 18:06 heeft Darrel O'Pry het volgende geschreven:
>>> On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 5:12 AM, Matt Connolly <matt at cabinetuk.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>         Besides, email clients have been HTML friendly for a *long*
>>>         time, so I don't see why Drupal shouldn't have an interface
>>>         that understands rich email messages.
>>>         Thoughts?
>>> Have you even tried to make an HTML email look the same in multiple
>>> email clients?  That stuff is impossible... and forget it if you
>>> want colored anchors or css support consistently. Heck they don't
>>> even send mime attachments consistently... They all do something
>>> close to spec... and lets not even get into the quirks of various
>>> webmail clients and the pluthera of different versions of MS Outlook
>>> in the wild and still supported by MS.
>> It isn't impossible!
>> Just use CSS and make sure you have a wrapper div around your
>> HTML-layout, styled with the CSS.
>> The only thing that breaks your e-mails along the different e-mail
>> clients is when you add styling to the <body>...</body> of your HTML
>> e-mail.
> Some current email clients support HTML but *not* CSS.
> 	Xav

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