View Full Version : New E-mail format
02-05-2004, 03:45 AM
I see that E-mails now show the HTML in my Email client window instead of just providing the URL for the subject. In principle this is a good idea; pity that it does not work with PowerMail and IE 5.1.6 on my iMac.
It is typical of inconsiderate use of the CSS box model with boxes overlapping and repeated. If that is indeed the problem then please read
If this is not the problem then I can supply a PDF that gives some indication of the problem, though not entirely.
02-12-2004, 09:17 AM
for pointing out this CSS site "position is everything (http://www.positioniseverything.net/)", which is really great.
I'm not sure what you actually ask about? Does your e-mail program show the web-page if I send you an link like "http://www.conficio.com" ? Such a text is usually displayed as a clickable hyper link. And if this hyperlink is replaced by the content of the web-page I'd be pissed about this (because it overpowers the rest of my message).
Or do you mean you receive E-Mails that look like a web-page immediately. This is called HTML-E-Mail and is not that new anymore. For example WebProWorld sends it's Newsletter in this format. Look at the source of such an e-mail and you can tell the difference. Sometimes an e-mail has both, plain text and HTML, to please all kinds of E-Mail User Agents (and their configuration options).
02-12-2004, 11:36 AM
What I mean is that previously all WebProWorld mails showed just clickable links but in the 'new' (to WebProWorld) format they appear immediately as HTML in my E-mail client's window. The advertisements, etc. overlap with the text so that I cannot read it.
Could somebody at WebproWorld please fix this problem.