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Got a question, hope someone can answer... What would be the best iPage hosting service for SMF 2.0 that is UNDER $10 monthly? Hoping for any answer or 2. Another question on my mind: I'm trying to send out my newsletters in html. I have designed them in Dreamweaver and when I cut and paste the code, the newsletter shows up correctly in preview, but all that shows up in the email os the code itself. What am I doing wrong?..

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That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the answer to your question. I'll do some research in Google and get back to you if I find an useful answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably could answer your iPage question..

Comment #1

To get my newsletter working.....

I went into this file:.

Admin/includes/modules/newsletters/newsletter_subscribers.php.

And foud this text (towards the bottom of the file:.

$mimemessage->add_text($this->contentb);.

And changed it to:.

$mimemessage->add_html($this->contentb);.

HTH.

Tom..

Comment #2

After you do that where do you make/paste the html email..

Basically I would like to know what would be the other steps before you could send out a html email..

Thanks for helping!..

Comment #3

Checkout these contributions to do this within osC.

Http://www.oscommerce.com/community?contri...er&category;=all.

Make sure to test your newsletter with different email programs as they do not all display html newsletters the same way..

E.g. search google for "building rich emails" and you'll get some pointers to what to do / not to do.

HTH..

Comment #4

You paste the html where you pasted the html before the difference is in the handler now being html instead of plain text based..

If you follow OceanRanch you will maybe get Toms porpoise...

Comment #5

Just wondering which contribution do you guys like the best out of these 4 and do you happen to know how guest can subscribe and unsubscribe as well?..

Comment #6

I changed the add_text to add_html, but the html page still appears distorted... Any ideas how to get it to format correctly now? Thanks for all the information btw!..

Comment #7

Try just simple html to make sure that the newsletter is being sent with the appropriate mime type for html..

For example just copy and paste this html into the newsletter and send it..

<b>Hello World</b>.

If the email you recive is showing it in bold then your good..

If the email is just displaying "<b>Hello World</b>" then you are SOL..

Now as far as "formatted correctly".........

If you are pasting in some complex HTML with lots of tables and graphics etc. then your email "client" may not be able to render them exactly as you created them in your editor. You may need to simpify your HTML..

Not all email clients are the same..

HTH.

Tom..

Comment #8

So which contribution are you guys using exactly and does it allow guest to subscribe/unsubscribe?..

Comment #9

Thanks Tom, I think it WAS my use of tables... may just have to download the email addresses of the people who want newsletters and send them html based email using Outlook....

Thanks for your help...

Cody..

Comment #10

After using Ultrapics, the html somewhat works, but how about css? and would you need all the heading and footing info?..

Comment #11

I am sending an HTML newsletter through OS Commerce. The only funky one that my recipients have told me about so far is in Yahoo some weird question marks show up. I've got people recieving on AOL, MSN, Yahoo and through outlook, so I dont' know about others..

Anyway, mine has tables, etc, and it was distorted initially too, but I found a message about deleting all excess spaces, and that did the trick. You have to go through all of the html source and basically put it all on one line by deleting all the excess spaces (between commands, etc), and enters..

It's a pain in the tush, but my newsletter format basically stays the same each time so I just change the text/pictures in the source code so it doesn't change anything...

Comment #12

Hi Tom,.

Can you explain SOL. I am trying to send out HTML, but reciving all like "<b>Hello World</b>" and not bold as it should be..

What is SOL, and how can I change these settings?.

Thank you,.

Espen..

Comment #13

Ah..... the old SOL settings. (Sh_T Out of Luck)..

The patch I referred to seems only to work in the newsletter. So if that doesn't work for you then you might be SOL..

Tom.

This post has been edited by.

OceanRanch.

: 24 August 2004, 15:25..

Comment #14

I'm trying to send out my newsletters in html. I have designed them in Dreamweaver and when I cut and paste the code, the newsletter shows up correctly in preview, but all that shows up in the email os the code itself. What am I doing wrong?..

Comment #15

I would like to know how to do that to!..

Comment #16


This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.