is one of the most popular Internet tools these days, but it can be very boring
and ugly. After all, it's just text, right? But what if you could use HTML to
create email that looks nice, includes images and links, and makes your email
exciting. Once you start using HTML email, your email will take on the feeling
of a newsletter instead of just simple notes to your friends and family. You can
even set up templates to send your email in a special format depending upon what
you want to write.
What do you need?
send HTML email, you need an email account that supports standard email protocols
like POP3, and SMTP. Your email account should also support MIME types. Nearly
all Internet email accounts work with POP3 or IMAP and use SMTP to send mail. You'll
need an email client or Web based email program that supports sending and receiving
HTML email. GMail is a good Web based email service, or you can use an email
client like Microsoft Outlook to send and receive your HTML
you send graphical Email with your HTML Email Program, you’re including
two copies of your typed message: a graphical copy, and a plain text copy that
absolutely every Email program in the world can display in black-and-white.
graphical Email content is included in such a way that it pops up into view if
the recipient’s Email program can view it.
If the recipient’s Email program cannot display
graphical (HTML) Email, then the plain text copy is what they see.
(In the case of plain text only Email software, the included graphical
copy may appear as one or more attachments.
Your Mail Once we've built your HTML email, you send it with an email client
that supports HTML email, like Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Eudora,
and others. In most of these clients, you will need to find the correct setting
to set up HTML email.
Express: Click on "Tools" and choose "Options" Switch to the "Send" tab Make
sure that the Mail sending format is "HTML" Click "OK".
Outlook: Click on "Tools" and choose "Options".
Select Mail Format on the top bar, in Message Format choose HTML. Click "OK".
Not Everyone Has HTML Email If you send HTML email to a person who's email client
doesn't support it, they will get the HTML as plain text. Unless they are a Web
developer, comfortable with HTML, they may see the letter as a lot of gobbledygook
and delete it without attempting to read it. If you're sending out an email newsletter,
you should give your readers the opportunity to choose HTML email or plain text.
If you're just using it to send to friends and family, you should make sure they
can read HTML email before sending to them.
current Email programs/providers support HTML Email (Outlook, Yahoo,
Gmail, Hotmail, Eudora Pro etc.