[Mailman-Users] Question about inserting HTML into Mailman

Ian Eiloart iane at sussex.ac.uk
Thu Sep 16 15:59:52 CEST 2004

--On Wednesday, September 15, 2004 8:07 pm -0400 Jen Minotti 
<JMinotti at edc.org> wrote:

> Hi.  I've developed an HTML eNewsletter that I want to send out through a
> Mailman list that was set up.  When I copy and paste the code into the
> body of the message, it doesn't come through.  What do I need to do to
> make the newsletter appear as it is laid out?
> Thanks!
> Jen

You can't really do that with email. you can't guarantee that your 
recipients will even be able to read html email. Even if they can, email 
clients often only render a limited subset of HTML - the ones that don't 
limit what they render are a security hazard.

You can include links to web pages in plain text email, and generally 
people will be able to click through to the page.

If you must write an HTML newsletter, do it in a mail client that can 
generate HTML. Don't do it by cutting and pasting from some other HTML tool.

Ian Eiloart
Servers Team
Sussex University ITS

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