[thelist] Email Newsletters and Stylesheets

Bob Meetin bobm at dottedi.biz
Sun Dec 6 20:53:45 CST 2009

Hassan Schroeder wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 6, 2009 at 12:34 PM, Kirk Roberts Design
> <business at kirkrobertsdesign.com> wrote:
>> By the same idea, you can code your emails using xhtml if you want, but
>> certain readers might not like it.
>> Why not cater to the lowest common denominator and be safe?
> Because I haven't seen any issues with using XHTML and it makes
> my life easier -- do you have any references to problems?
This is good information.  Just to make sure I've been clear the problem 
I'm working through is a technical one, not process.  The only reason I 
made reference to MailChimp & co is because they have experience in 
sorting through the tech/coding stuff, and presumably, have reasonably 
workable solutions. 

Once I have this sorted out what I may do is set up a test list and 
solicit folks to join, then send a newsletter and get feedback.  The 
primary reason I prefer not to employ services like Campaign Manager, 
MailChimp, etc is because you lose control of the data and/or encounter 
some administrative time, not money.  If I am also employing 
registration systems, perhaps donations, etc I would rather keep the 
data centralized than have to potentially go through some import/export 
process and sync memberships, whatever...

Lowest Common Denominator - this is the goal -  and - now I know what 
LCD really means!  Hah.

Bob Meetin

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