But of course. Basically, one first subscribes to the newsletter on our website. They choose whether they want text or html. Considering many don't know, in the welcome message we will have this script or "bug" which senses whether the client settings support html. But it is an opt-in list. -----Original Message----- From: martin burns [mailto:martin at members.evolt.org] Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2001 8:51 AM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org; 'thelist at lists.evolt.org' Subject: RE: [thelist] HTML Emails -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 At 17:27 02/01/01, Herzog, Ari wrote: >Related, we are currently working on a more professional e-newsletter >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. Yup - the old single pixel thing. Remember, though, you absolutely *must* give the user choice once you've evaluated their capabilities. And the better way to do it is to make it opt-in. More on why in Seth Godin's "Permission Marketing": http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0684856360/martin043 or <http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0684856360/qid=963909054/sr=1-25/002 -0820512-7116863> Cheers Martin ________________ Martin Burns, Content Management Consultant tel: +44 (0)774 063 9985 http://www.evolt.org/user/MartinB/32/evolt.org http://www.easyweb.co.uk/ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: PGPfreeware 6.5.3 for non-commercial use <http://www.pgp.com> Comment: PGP Key ID: 0xA835CCCB iQA/AwUBOlMuSnHoHnCoNczLEQJ9PwCg7wJP1WBbZ9F14igGR2/nG892TBsAoL9H S4czZJNNxmJAOeN8YLH98rIN =AqWW -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- --------------------------------------- For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archive of TheList go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !