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Madhu Menon webguru at vsnl.net
Tue Oct 22 12:27:01 CDT 2002

At 09:42 PM 22-10-02, kevin D. white wrote:
>A multi-part message is one that combines
>two different content-types in one. For you this would be text/html and
>text/plain-text. That way if the email client doesn't understand HTML,
>it may just go ahead and render the plain-text version.

With the added hassle that your newsletter bloats in size to accommodate
the two versions, chewing up bandwidth (both yours and the recipient's).

The problem usually isn't with email clients not understanding HTML. It's
with email clients that don't understand ALL HTML. ;)
So they reproduce some things properly and mangle others.

What a pain, eh?



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