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    Sending html email from Outlook 2007

    I know this topic has been explored by others recently, but I still don't get it.
    I'm running Vista with Outlook 2007; I get html formatted email all the time. But when I try to send it, I just see my source code (as when I test it by sending it to myself).

    My basic strategy is to use the <table> element and inline styles to code a very basic page with a couple of graphic images inside the <td> elements. The addresses are absolute path spec.s to the folder on my web server where the graphics are sitting. The "message" as a basic html page displays fine in a browser.

    Here is the code:

    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
    <head>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
    <title>Untitled Document</title>
    </head>

    <table cellpadding="5px" cellspacing="5" >
    <tr>
    <td colspan="3"><img src="http://www.captsigerson.com/cruise/cruise_head.png" /></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td><img src="surf.jpg" /></td><td><img src="http://www.captsigerson.com/cruise/cabin.jpg" /></td><td><img src="dine.jpg" /></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td colspan="3"><h3>Come join us this Fall for a Royal Carribean Cruise. Five and seven day<br /> specials
    priced from $800 to $1500 per person!!</h3></td>
    </tr>

    <tr>
    <td colspan="3"><img src="http://www.captsigerson.com/cruise/cruisefoot.png" /></td>
    </tr>
    </table>
    </html>

    Can anyone advise me as to where I can go from here?

    captisg

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    Open your file in Internet Explorer. Then, select Tools : Send Page by Email. That should open Outlook, then type in the email address. Works for a handful, much beyond that, you need a mail script.
    Ryan Butler

    Ryan Butler.org

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    Hey there! thanks. It worked!! the 'send page by email' was under the File.
    I wanted to ask you, if it had not worked and I would have had to go to a "mail script" what exactly is a "mail script" that you referred to.

    Thanks again,
    captsig

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    Firefox has a neat add-on to send a complete web page. Other options are also available, For future reference for HTML Emails:

    HTML EMail:

    20 Email Design Best Practices and Resources for Beginners: http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/ht...for-beginners/

    G-Lock EasyMail: http://www.glockeasymail.com/

    How to Code HTML Email Newsletters: http://articles.sitepoint.com/articl...il-newsletters

    How to Create and Send HTML Email: http://www.addme.com/newsletters/issue293.htm

    Email Marketing Articles and Guides: http://www.mailchimp.com/articles/st...sign-mistakes/

    How to Create Great HTML Emails with CSS: http://www.webreference.com/programming/css_html/

    30 Free HTML email templates: http://www.campaignmonitor.com/templates/

    How do you typically create HTML email?: http://webdesign.about.com/b/2008/10...html-email.htm

    Google: http://www.google.com/search?q=HTML+...ient=firefox-a

    Email Standards Project works with email client developers and the design community to improve web standards support and accessibility in email: http://www.email-standards.org/

    Outlook 2007 Best Practices: Write great e-mail: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ou...x?ION_CL=10470

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    Thank you all for the responses and resources. God I love this forum!!

    captsig

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