Hi - new evolt member here - just to say re: the HTML email saga - the solution is simple - I think it was mentioned in a past post, not an entire solution tho... Most ppl don't like sitting thru a d/l of an email thats ~20k (text msg + html msg) to only get 1k worth of text - some ppl out there are still on limited bandwidth :) The most elegant solution that I found did involve an image tag - however not to a literal image. I'm an asp coder - there are teqniques for vbscript (I'm not to sure about other scripting languages) that enable a page to masquerade as an image.. The trick simply involves code like the following in the email (typically a user signup response/password email) - <img src='http://yourdomain.com/somedir/emailver.asp?confirmationcode=65784323854 0 alt='Your email address has been verified!'> This piece of code access a page which reads the querystring - takes the confirmation value and checks your DB for that confirmation code - activates the account and registers the fact that they recieve html email. This means the client/borwser doesn't need to come back to the site and enter auth codes or anything. Of course in the plain text of the msg you include a link that will take them to a page(one that doesn't masquerade as an img!) which will perform the same functionality. http://vai.aaarf.com/evolt/emailconf.txt <--- for some vbscript code to masquerade as an img http://vai.aaarf.com/evolt/evaluate.func <--- for some decent vbs email validation & tons of other functions.