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    Thumbs down Office 2007 and HTML in it.

    Hi ppl!
    I know that (the usual genius move) microsoft stopped supporting html in outlook 2007.
    What can I do now? I need to put radio buttons, drop downs, and page conformation in the email itself.
    Can someone help me overcoming this thing? maybe someone found how we can continue send normal emails and still use office 2007?

    Thanks in advance, Michael.

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    You might try sending email using PHP.
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    what do you mean? im sending some kind of verification email, that most of client open with outlook.
    this email is a simple html form, that contains some drop downs and another HTML stuff.
    a client need to fill in his "plans to the future" (chosen from drop downs) and press a "send" button, then the form is beeing sent to me.

    what PHP can do for me here?

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    Oh, I see now. I thought you were sending with outlook, not receiving. Sorry. You are probably going to have to link to a form or something.
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    thanks
    but... well thats exactly what I dont want to do.
    I want them to send in two clicks from outlook itself..

    any other ideas

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    Nope, sorry.
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    Complain to Microsoft and insist that they fix the bug and then hope that they fix it and that all of your recipients then upgrade to incorporate the bug fix. Alternatively convince all the recipients to switch to using a real email program instead of Outlook. Failing either of those two your only option is to link to a web page.
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    AFAIK, Outlook still supports HTML, it just started using the Word engine for rendering HTML and CSS. Either way, it sucks.

    But, there are a bunch of inherent issues with having working forms in HTML emails (I'm not even sure that would work…does anyone have any examples of this?). HTML email is really more of a design/formatting thing. My advice is to use a simple, nicely formatted design with a plain text alternative, and simply link to a specific page on your site that has the functionality you need.

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    I run a moderately-sized community bank, and I have most email content such as you are describing stripped either at the firewall, or within my mailserver. Not to suggest that yours has bad or evil content, but leaving ourselves open to messages like this also leaves us open to those with bad intents. You didn't mention if this was an opt-in sort of list where everyone knows what you're sending and wants to receive it. Not knocking it, just passing along my .02 cents as an admin.


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    Quote Originally Posted by taggert View Post
    I run a moderately-sized community bank, and I have most email content such as you are describing stripped either at the firewall, or within my mailserver. Not to suggest that yours has bad or evil content, but leaving ourselves open to messages like this also leaves us open to those with bad intents. You didn't mention if this was an opt-in sort of list where everyone knows what you're sending and wants to receive it. Not knocking it, just passing along my .02 cents as an admin.


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