sending HTML mail

Andre Garzia andre at
Fri Apr 24 15:22:34 EDT 2009

Aloha Sadhunathan,

You need to put a mime enclosure in the body of the email. This mime
enclosure will divide your email into a plain text part and an html part, so
that clients with no html features may display your message. You'll need to
craft that yourself but it is fairly easy.

Check this page, it explains things very well

Always opt for generating multipart messages with both plain text and HTML
parts, if you just generate HTML, you might not reach all of your desired
public. Also take notice that the amount of HTML supported by each mail
client varies a lot.

Om Shanti


On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 4:16 PM, Sadhu Nadesan <sadhu at>wrote:

> Sarah, Mikey, or anyone?
> Say, I know this question gets asked a lot.  I have been searching the
> mailing list, downloading stacks, etc., but haven't found the exact answer
> so pardon me for asking it again!  The closest thing was Mikey's post.
> (below)
> The question is, how to send an HTML email message.  Or rather, a nicely
> formatted message. Same thing I guess.   I think the revMail command is
> awesome, but, the plain text message body looks kinda ugly for the message I
> have in mind, and, although I could write a CGI script and work out all the
> plumbing (actually I have done this before, a la Sivakatirswami), I'd rather
> find a stack like Sarah's that is already done and talks directly to the
> mail server without the CGI piece.  Am I lazy, well, ,maybe so, I just don't
> want to reinvent the wheel when it's been done. Plug and go!  I have enough
> plumbing to create as it is.
> I am pretty hopeful someone has modified Sarah's stack or has something
> ready to go that will send HTML mail and can be grafted onto one's rev app.
>  Yes??  Are you willing to share, whoever you are?  Fingers crossed, and,
> Mahalo!
> Sadhu
> ps, the post below was good but refers to stuff I didn't find yet, eg,  "as
> previously suggested' etc.  I can keep looking though.
>> From: Mikey <mikeythek at ... <
>> >>
>> Subject: Re: HTML SMTP Library <
>> >
>> Newsgroups: gmane.comp.ide.revolution.user <
>> Date: 2008-09-03 00:45:52 GMT (33 weeks, 2 days, 18 hours and 21 minutes
>> ago)
>> I've got other things that I have to do tonight, so I can't give you
>> the complete cookbook, but here is the outline.
>> 1) Download one of the following stacks:
>>     a)
>>     b)*SMTP**library*.rev.gz <
>> 2) After looking through the *SMTP* *Library* Demo (the second one), and
>> clicking on the *Library* button, I got into Sarah's *SMTP* *library*.
>>  I'm
>> sure this works just as well with the other, but as I said, I've got
>> other pressing things to do tonight.  However, you should be able to
>> figure it out after this.
>> 3) Search for "Content-Type".  Change it as I've previously suggested.
>> 4) Follow my formatting suggestions for the body.
>> 5) Send *HTML*-formatted emails without having to embed the *HTML* in an
>> attachment.
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