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Can I use FP03 for html newsletters? If so, can you explain or direct me to some info on that subject? Thanks.
 
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Jim Buyens

-----Original Message-----
Can I use FP03 for html newsletters? If so, can you
explain or direct me to some info on that subject?
Thanks.
Sure, but it obviously depends on the nature of the
newsletter.

If you just want a Web page that visitors will browse,
thenb make up the page and mail the visitors hyperlinks.

If you want to mail the newsletter itself, then one
approach is to:

1. Make up the Web page.
2. Open the Web page in IE.
3. Choose File, Send, Page By E-Mail.

However, at this point, you may find some aspects of you
page don't look right. This is because an e-mail reader is
a much different environment than a browser. The fix is to
fine-tune the original Web pages, avoiding the features
that are causing you problems. Forms and linked style
sheets are two common areas of trouble.

Another approach is to write an ASP page that mails your
newsletter page. I have a page at:

Mailing Form Data
http://www.interlacken.com/winnt/tips/tipshow.aspx?tip=46

that explains how to get started with this, although the
emphasis is a little didfferent. The trick with this
approach is to keep the number of recipients down, so the
page doesn't take too long to execute. For example, it's
better if you mail to a distribution list than to
thousands of individual addreses.

Jim Buyens
Microsoft FrontPage MVP
http://www.interlacken.com
Author of:
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T

Tom Gahagan

Hi....

In addition to what Jim has suggested there are a number of email mailing
programs that will let you mail emails as html. I have used mailmaster for
this and found it worked pretty well. I just design the newsletter (for some
strange reason I still use dreamweaver for this) get the html code... cut
and paste it into mailmaster and go for it. I try and keep it ( the
newsletter ) pretty simple but you can get as complex as you want...
remembering Jim's warnings about how the email reader might render the
email.

anyway.... do a google search on the subject.. you will finds lots of
direction.

Best to you.....
Tom Gahagan

chrisj said:
Can I use FP03 for html newsletters? If so, can you explain or direct me
to some info on that subject? Thanks.
 
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auerbach

Another e-mail distribution program worth looking at is the (free)
Worldcast, from Fairlogic.com. It handles HTML nicely.

Alex
 

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