[thelist] Email confirmation - html or text?

Hassan Schroeder hassan at webtuitive.com
Wed Nov 10 11:16:51 CST 2004

> Having run into this precarious situation...a lot...your best bet is to
> stick with plain ol' text. 
> However, :-\ all it takes is for one person to accept plain text in your
> closed environment to throw everything you've accomplished out the window...

Sheesh. Kinda dramatic...

Why not just send *both*? People with HTML-capable clients get your
nicely branded message, other people get plain text.

To the OP -- search on the MIME type "multipart/alternative" for

If you're using a Servlet 2.4 container, the Jakarta Mailer2 taglib
makes this wonderfully easy, but there are probably tools available
for other environments.

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