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Old 06-28-2001
Using MIME to send html files

Smilie
I am a programmer, but need to work with UNIX in this particular situation. I am used to the plain "mail -s" command and also familiar with how to send attachments in html... but I now need to send an email (not an attachment) in html format so I can embed links... etc.

I am told MIME is the way to go, but I am not sure what to do with that information.

Can someone help me with this?

Thanks
# 2  
Old 06-28-2001
Here's an example message that uses MIME:

Code:
From: me@me.com
To: you@you.com
Subject: MIME test
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
	boundary="----=_NextPart_000_00E1_01C0A48A.908A51C0"

This is a multi-part message in MIME format.

------=_NextPart_000_00E1_01C0A48A.908A51C0
Content-Type: text/plain;
        charset="iso-8859-1"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

this is the text portion of my message

------=_NextPart_000_00E1_01C0A48A.908A51C0
Content-Type: text/html;
        charset="iso-8859-1"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

<A HREF="http://www.me.com">this is the HTML portion of my message</A>

------=_NextPart_000_00E1_01C0A48A.908A51C0--

Choose any string you like for the boundary, but it must be unique for each message. Two messages in the same mailbox with the same boundary will cause problems. You can include as many sections as you want, delimited by the boundary marker. It is polite to include a text version of your html for people who cannot or prefer not to read HTML messages.

HTH
# 3  
Old 06-28-2001
Thank you. I will try this code. I have been playing aroung with something very similar to what you have sent, but have had no success. The system still passes it as straight text with no interpretation.

Your header has a few more parameters.

Thank you for your suggestion.
 

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