At 01:29 PM 6/21/01, "Warden, Matt" <mwarden at odyssey-design.com> wrote: > > From: <martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com> > > Subject: Re: [thelist] HTML in email > >... > > <img src="http://domain.com/tracking/pix.gif?trackingid > > height="1" width="1" alt=""> > > > > If the tracking ID appears in the server logs, they're able > > to see HTML. > >Getting a little more scary, you could directly update the database: > ><img src="http://domain.com/tracking/turnOnHTML.asp?userid=foo height="1" >width="1" alt=""> The problem with this approach is that it assumes my email is read in one place only. I may be reading my email in PINE, I may be reading it in Outlook 2000, I may be in Eudora, or, I may be reading it in my blackberry pager. I use all four of these mail reading mechanisms on a regular basis - for the same email address. (I'm writing this message in Eudora, but the replies to it I am likely to get later on on my blackberry while I'm in a meeting. later, at home, I may hit the server through telnet and run pine.) I hate it when people assume - let the users choose their format. If you haven't given them the opportunity to choose, why are you sending them email? John Eckman "It'd be a hell of a lot cheaper www.liquidsquid.com to just suck on a penny"