Changes between Version 1 and Version 2 of faq/email/format


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Feb 8, 2008, 11:54:27 AM (13 years ago)
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Daniel Kahn Gillmor
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    1313Despite these limitations, many people still do decide to send formatted email. The choice is up to you!
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    15 If you do decide to send formatted email, you do not need any special program or system to work with May First/People Link. All you need is an email program (like Thunderbird) that can compose HTML email. Thunderbird, by default, sends HTML formatted email.
     15If you do decide to send formatted email, you do not need any special program or system to work with May First/People Link. All you need is an email program (like [http://mozilla.com/thunderbird Thunderbird]) that can compose HTML email. Thunderbird, by default, sends HTML formatted email.
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    1717If you go this route, we would make the following reccomendations:
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    1919 * Use HTML, rather than rich text format, or any other proprietary format.
    20  * Use a standards compliant program (like Thunderbird) to compose the email. Avoid using proprietary programs (like Outlook or Apple Mail) because they are more likely to produce HTML email that will look great if displayed in the mail application that created the message, but will not look great in other mail applications.
     20 * Use a standards-compliant program (like [http://mozilla.com/thunderbird Thunderbird]) to compose the email. Avoid using proprietary programs (like Outlook or Apple Mail) because they are more likely to produce HTML email that will look great if displayed in the mail application that created the message, but will not look great in other mail applications.
    2121 * Do not add any images to the message. If you must, add the images as an attachment to the email as opposed to adding a link to an image on your web site.
    22  * Keep it simple - avoid fancy layouts, tables, etc.
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     22 * Keep it simple - avoid fancy layouts, tables, etc.