What's the best way to set up an ASCII and HTML maillist list?
kline at tao.thought.org
Sat Aug 20 22:01:56 GMT 2005
On Sat, Aug 20, 2005 at 01:40:38PM -0700, Glenn Dawson wrote:
> At 01:08 PM 8/20/2005, Gary Kline wrote:
> > People,
> > Can any one on-list clue me in on what kind of file(s)
> > to create that will let me mail one file a day (or week)
> > in both ASCII and HTML to people who subscribe to my
> > list from my website.
> > I can certainly cobble together the cgi/perl or php
> > code that gets a person's email; I might as well use
> > majordomo or mailman, for the list management. But
> > what then?
> > Specifically, I want to mail out a brief, neatly formatted
> > file that might be (in html). E.g:
> > <CENTER> Existence precedes essense
> > <P ALIGN="right"> -- J-P. Sartre
> > </CENTER>
> > I would like to include a small graphic at the bottom of
> > my html file. Maybe this is overkill. At any rate, the
> > file would have to be readable by non-GUI mail programs
> > as well. (Like mutt/elm/Mail).
> > I created test files and read them with evolution and
> > mutt. nO luck. The tests were fully html-complient,
> > but showed up in raw/source mode... so it's time to
> > ask the experts.
> > [[ I did google around but didn't find anything that
> > looked like what I want. So any help will be greatly
> > appreciated!
> > ]]
> > thanks for help or pointers to help, &c.,
> You could MIME encode it. Make the first part text/plain and the
> second part text/html.
Are there any mime-encoding utilities? or is this something
you just learn how to do?
Gary Kline kline at thought.org www.thought.org Public service Unix
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