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HTML email

An email message formatted with the same HTML codes used in Web pages (Web pages are HTML documents). This is the approach taken today, but the original Internet email standard supported only unformatted text. However, in order to use different fonts, font sizes and attributes such as bold and italic, as well as embed images, HTML support was added. It also enables email messages to display elaborate advertising.

To perform the actual screen rendering, the HTML email program calls functions in the Web browser.

A Security Problem
HTML-based email can be susceptible to viruses, because HTML supports JavaScript, and JavaScript is a language that activates functions. Normally, JavaScript is disabled, although minimal JavaScript functionality may be allowed. If JavaScript is enabled, the user can also disable it. Contrast with text email. See HTML-Lite, Nimda, BubbleBoy virus and email interfaces.
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If selected, a tiny web beacon will be placed on the bottom of your HTML email to detect opens.
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HTML email offers the ability to embed a digital image (office logo, team picture, before-and-after) as a jpeg, tiff or other file type within the message.
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It was delivered via a simple HTML email. The email linked to a full screen Flash!
Advertising can be done by means of banners, click-throughs on HTML email messages, and affiliate programmes such as those run by Amazon, the result being that the user is brought to your site by clicking on a link that redirects them.
database in real time, and adding functions like document sharing, interactive sales reports, and personalized HTML email blasts.
These tricks can be as simple as deliberately misspelling a word, or using a zero instead of the letter "o', to much more sophisticated techniques that exploit the power of HTML email.
GrayMagic said it demonstrated how an HTML email could be designed that could give access to login names and passwords, emails, files, and other confidential data.
Design studio Oliver and Graimes Design Associates Ltd has launched its Do It Yourself HTML Email Manager for businesses wanting to compose, edit and send their own HTML e-mails to their clients.