Strangeness with HTML formatted emails

Scott Silva ssilva at
Fri May 9 18:04:19 IST 2008

on 5-9-2008 3:38 AM Nigel Kendrick spake the following:
> Hi, I'm afraid to say my boss likes the look of HTML stationery in 
> Outlook and despite my best efforts to dissuade him he wants to use it!
> I have created a template and tested it - it looks fine in Googlemail 
> when sent to an external address, but comes back in to me converted to 
> Strange thing is that we do receive lots of 'pretty' HTML emails from 
> other sources OK, but if I forward these to myself they get ASCIIfied too.
> I am exploring many options, but having tweaked a few settings in 
> Outlook (mail format is HTML) and MailScanner (4.69.8) (Convert 
> Dangerous HTML To Text = no, Convert HTML To Text = no), I cannot get 
> our own stationery-based emails to turn up in one piece.
> I am also playing with an appointment reminders system (OpenEMM) on a 
> separate box that sends HTML templated emails via its own copy of plain 
> old sendmail and these *do* turn up OK in my inbox.
> Any suggestions are welcome (apart from 'shoot the boss' - I'm saving 
> that one for later)!?
> Thanks
> Nigel Kendrick
Could your MUA be set to display in text?

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you notice quickly if they don't!!!!

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