[thelist] HTML Emails

James S. Huggins (Evolt) Evolt at ZName.com
Wed Jan 3 02:13:08 CST 2001

with a third-party company. They have a feature where the welcome message
is text and includes a graphic that can "sense" whether the client is
html-enabled. The graphic is invisible and when the message is read,
the graphic sends a response to a remote database. Clever.

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That is precisely one of the reasons I dislike HTML email: the web bug.

For another discussion of the technology of HTML email you might read
This article also discusses the "discovery" technique mentioned above
for setting HTML email as the "default".

James S. Huggins

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