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Ssmtp -t < /path/to/the/message.txt (How to format message.txt for html email)

ssmtp has been running well under Kubuntu 12.04.1 for plain text messages. I would like to send html messages with ssmtp -t < /path/to/the/message.txt, but I cannot seem to get the message.txt file properly formatted. I have tried various charsets,
Content-Transfer-Encoding, rearranging the order, including \r\n, etc. The message comes through with only the "To:" being acknowledged. The remainder of the file text appears in the body as plain text.

Here is an example:

To: Admin<Me@SomePlace.com>
From: Some Network App<Do_Not_Reply@SomePlace.com>
Subject: Some App Notice
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/html; charset="utf-8"
<html>
<body>
<h2>Some app blah blah!</h2>
</body>
</html>

What am I doing wrong?
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PAM_ECHO(8)							 Linux-PAM Manual						       PAM_ECHO(8)

NAME
pam_echo - PAM module for printing text messages SYNOPSIS
pam_echo.so [file=/path/message] DESCRIPTION
The pam_echo PAM module is for printing text messages to inform user about special things. Sequences starting with the % character are interpreted in the following way: %H The name of the remote host (PAM_RHOST). %h The name of the local host. %s The service name (PAM_SERVICE). %t The name of the controlling terminal (PAM_TTY). %U The remote user name (PAM_RUSER). %u The local user name (PAM_USER). All other sequences beginning with % expands to the characters following the % character. OPTIONS
file=/path/message The content of the file /path/message will be printed with the PAM conversion function as PAM_TEXT_INFO. MODULE TYPES PROVIDED
All module types (auth, account, password and session) are provided. RETURN VALUES
PAM_BUF_ERR Memory buffer error. PAM_SUCCESS Message was successful printed. PAM_IGNORE PAM_SILENT flag was given or message file does not exist, no message printed. EXAMPLES
For an example of the use of this module, we show how it may be used to print information about good passwords: password optional pam_echo.so file=/usr/share/doc/good-password.txt password required pam_unix.so SEE ALSO
pam.conf(8), pam.d(5), pam(7) AUTHOR
Thorsten Kukuk <kukuk@thkukuk.de> Linux-PAM Manual 06/04/2011 PAM_ECHO(8)

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