Sorry, Long winded question !
I have another question with regards to HTML emails.
A mid size company has asked me to not only create/design a general html email template but also set it up on all machines in their office.
I am yet to find out what mail application they are running but I am certain it's all Windows OS and I am currently assuming something like Outlook as the mail app.
I have created a test html email that I put up on my server with all relevant images so that nothing is held locally on my Mac and I then sent the html email to myself and it's successful.
I have then tested it on a W2k pc with outlook express. Outlook as you are probably aware has a stationery folder which has not only the html files but also has the images. However I just dropped the test html that I created into the stationery folder - as the code points back to the images on my server - and I did not load any images into that stationery folder.
I then tested it by selecting that test html as my stationery for creating new mail. I then created a new email but before I sent to myself I removed some images and changed text ( ie bold and italised) and then sent the email to myself. It worked beautifully, the images that I removed was gone and the formatting of the amended text b4 I sent the email was exact.
However, two questions arise:-
1/ When I received the email in on my Mac the images from the server were shown as attachments, which is what I was trying to avoid (less bytes being sent, so the images were actually downloaded from the server), and
2/ (bit of a stupid question) hows does the mail application render the email so that what ever I change on the new stationery email b4 sending stays put at the receipients end. Is it changing the html code prior to sending. The reason why I ask this is that the client will obviously add there own text and attachments and I hope that by doing this nothing gets buggered up in the process.
P.S. came back from my first Flash Action Scripting course tonight, it was excellent. What's ya knowledge like on flash? (joke, you help me enough with html)