kmail: sending/receiving messages in HTML
Benjamin Lee Solosy
aethereal at aethereal.net
Mon Dec 9 18:45:42 GMT 2002
Thank you very much for your reply, Ingo!
However, your reply in turn raises a couple major questions which I hope that
somebody (anybody with the time and inclination) might be able to
1. Why does "KMail currently send all messages with Content-Type:
text/plain?" I'm sure there is a reason (probably even a very good one), but
I'm just curious why that is. (The functionality for HTML composing in KMail
seems so close to complete that I am especially curious why this is the case.
As discussed previously, even the facility to open up an external HTML editor
and insert HTML code into a message body is provided by KMail.)
2. Why do so many people seem to erroneously believe that HTML composing in
KMail works if in fact it doesn't? :-) Aside from the fact that the KMail
Documentation indicates that it is possible, I have come across many Usenet
postings in my research by people who claim to be able to send HTML messages
in KMail! :-) Are these people in fact able to send HTML messages in KMail
(somehow), or are they simply *wrong*?
Here is just one example:
From: Jim (jstead1 at excite.com)
Subject: Re: How to send HTML email with Kmail?
Newsgroups: comp.windows.x.kde, alt.os.linux
Date: 2002-11-21 15:42:54 PST
... I do it all the time (send html mail with k-mail
Actually what I do is make a web page. Use the editor of your choice.
Save the web page.
Attach the web page to the e-mail (just like any file).
Send the e-mail.
To the recipients, it looks just like you're using one of those HTML mail
clients (like Outhouse express), except the code for a 20 line e-mail isn't
200 lines. (Copy yourself in the e-mail, if you have the HTML option turned
on, you'll see it comes in as html mail.)
You should not link to files on your machine. For example, if you want an
image in the web page, the image should be on the web, and the link should
point to that location.
In closing, I would just like to say that I would *really love* to be able to
send HTML-format messages in KMail [this is a very big wish of mine/very
important functionality to me], and I am sorry that this functionality
apparently does not yet exist.
Once again, if anybody has any quick info to share on this issue, I would love
to hear it.
Thank you very much!
On Monday 09 December 2002 1:35 am, Ingo Klöcker wrote:
> Good observation.
> The answer to your problem is that KMail currently sends all messages
> with Content-Type: text/plain and therefore the receiving mail client
> correctly shows the HTML message as plain text.
> Sending HTML messages with KMail is currently not possible (and it won't
> be possible in KDE 3.1).
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