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How Can I Format A Message As Html


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I want to use the send email function but what I want to send contains a hyperlink. What do I need to add to the mail message to trick the email client in to thinking it's an HTML formatted email?

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The email client inside Macro Express does not have an HTML format, only plain text. I have wondered if it is possible to send an HTML format by putting the correct header information in the body of the message. But I have never tried it. I would like to hear if you try it and get it to work.

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I tried four hours but had no luck. But I did find a command line switch that makes using Outlook a lot easier and this is the route I took. Before I would try to activate/launch then enter keyboard shortcuts and it was fraught with timing problems. Now I launch Outlook.exe with the "/a imp.note" switch and it works slick. Even works if Outlook isn’t open and quietly goes away when it’s done.

 

For HTML I tried adding HTML tags and the normal header info that works in a telnet session but I couldn’t get it to work in ME. I could create an HTML file and attach it but that’s dumb. For a moment I toyed with the idea of pumping it out through a telnet session as a script and I think that would work but using Outlook was easier and I had spent way to much time on it. I think ME is issuing a format header in front of anythign in the message body preempting anythign I add.

 

I think it’s safe to say that sending as HTML is not an option. Pity, is there someplace we could add this as a wishlist? All we would need is a simple check box to change the header.

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Try enclosing your link inside an open and close angle bracket.

Example: <http://www.macroexpress.com/>

 

I'm not sure if it will work with web hyperlinks but I use ME to send mail messages with hyperlinks to network folders and files that look like <\\servername\folder>. We use MS Outlook as our email client and irt handles these links even in a plain text message.

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That worked great. A million thanks. I knew that one too and thought I had tried it but I guess not. Since your batting a tousand how about you tell mewhat I'm going wrong with the addressing. I'll put it in another post....

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