Advantages of HTML mails and plain text mails


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Prabodh Pavaskar

Can anyone tell me what is difference between HTML mails and plain text mails
1) does it affects size of the mail
2) Does the display quality of HTML is better than plain text.
3) which the best format of these two
4) if i use HTML format then, if anyone who receives my mails find any
technical difficulties.

thanks.
Prabodh Pavaskar
 
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F.H. Muffman

Can anyone tell me what is difference between HTML mails and plain
text mails
1) does it affects size of the mail

Well, yes, of course. Consider the following:

This is a test.

That's 15 characters in plain text. Add in HTML formatting (the same HTML
that makes up a web page) and you end up with a larger message.
2) Does the display quality of HTML is better than plain text.

Eh? 'display quality'? The only difference is that HTML has formatting,
plain text is plain. (well, and that html formatted messages will be larger.)
3) which the best format of these two

That's like asking 'What's better, an apple or an orange?' It's all personal
preference.
4) if i use HTML format then, if anyone who receives my mails find any
technical difficulties.

If they happen to use a mail client that doesn't render HTML formatted messages
properly, they may not be able to easily read the message.
 
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Prabodh Pavaskar

Thanks for your reply.

I was asking this all, only to know if i use HTML format for some important
mails
then, is it possible that the receiver can modify that mail and forward it
to some one else Because i always send some mails which requires data
security, so that no one can able to make changes in it.

Please advice.
 
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Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

Then create a document and save it as .pdf and mail that as an attachment.

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Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

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How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/KB/555375


After furious head scratching, Prabodh Pavaskar asked:

| Thanks for your reply.
|
| I was asking this all, only to know if i use HTML format for some
| important mails
| then, is it possible that the receiver can modify that mail and
| forward it to some one else Because i always send some mails which
| requires data security, so that no one can able to make changes in it.
|
| Please advice.
|
||| Can anyone tell me what is difference between HTML mails and plain
||| text mails
||| 1) does it affects size of the mail
||
|| Well, yes, of course. Consider the following:
||
|| This is a test.
||
|| That's 15 characters in plain text. Add in HTML formatting (the
|| same HTML that makes up a web page) and you end up with a larger
|| message.
||
||| 2) Does the display quality of HTML is better than plain text.
||
|| Eh? 'display quality'? The only difference is that HTML has
|| formatting, plain text is plain. (well, and that html formatted
|| messages will be larger.)
||
||| 3) which the best format of these two
||
|| That's like asking 'What's better, an apple or an orange?' It's all
|| personal preference.
||
||| 4) if i use HTML format then, if anyone who receives my mails find
||| any technical difficulties.
||
|| If they happen to use a mail client that doesn't render HTML
|| formatted messages properly, they may not be able to easily read the
|| message.
||
|| --
|| -f.h.
 
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F.H. Muffman

Can anyone tell me what is difference between HTML mails and plain
I was asking this all, only to know if i use HTML format for some important mails
then, is it possible that the receiver can modify that mail and forward it
to some one else Because i always send some mails which requires data
security, so that no one can able to make changes in it.

Milly's suggestion of PDF is probably the best. Internal to an Exchange
organization, you can always use IRM to lock down an email. You could also
investigate the use of Digital Signatures (personally, I'd go for a PGP based
utility for most cross-platform usability) so that you could put a hash against
the message to show whether it's been changed or not.

Otherwise, just not worry about it.
 
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Brian Tillman [MVP - Outlook]

Then create a document and save it as .pdf and mail that as an attachment.

And even that may be changeable if the recipient has a PDF writing
application like Adobe Acrobat.
 
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