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    how to send email using HTML code

    can anyone give me example on how to send email using HTML code...

    any links or sample program? its my first time doing it....

    thanks

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    Re: how to send email using HTML code

    Do you mean something like this?

    HTML Code:
    <a href="mailto:email@address.com">Text For Link Here</a>

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    Re: how to send email using HTML code

    to have a subject pre-inserted, use:
    HTML Code:
    <a href="mailto:username@domain.com?subject=YOUR%20SUBJECT%20NAME">email me</a>

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    Re: how to send email using HTML code

    I think you are asking how to send an email using html code. well you cant do that. Html is not really a programming language, it is mostly design. You can send emails with PHP/ASP(.NET) and other server side scripts

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    Re: how to send email using HTML code

    Why is that not possible send a mail using <a href ></a>. I found this most of the web sites.
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    Re: how to send email using HTML code

    Because it's not. You can't send mail that way. The user's email client is actually sending the mail, assuming they have one loaded

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    Re: how to send email using HTML code

    Ok, that's why need to use server side applications, to avoid the use of user's email client ?
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    Re: how to send email using HTML code

    It depends exactly what you want to achieve. The original question didn't specify.

    You can either send an email through your site (for example, a Contact Us form), in which case you need a server-side script, or you can make a mailto:address@example.com hyperlink, which triggers the user's mail client if they have one installed.

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    Re: how to send email using HTML code

    Which one you preferred.
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    Re: how to send email using HTML code

    Right, to avoid use of the user's email client, you need a serverside solution. There's no shortage of canned scripts out there for a thing like this.

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    Re: how to send email using HTML code

    But there are lots of server side languages. ASP, PHP, JSP and many more. How we decide the best one. Is it depends on the application which are going to develop, or depends on the skills of the programmer.
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    Re: how to send email using HTML code

    it really depends on what kind of platform you have available

    ASP(.net) - Windows Only Platform
    PHP - -nix Platforms, and windows
    JSP - -nix, windows
    ColdFusion - Windows

    etc, etc, etc... I personally favor PHP

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    Re: how to send email using HTML code

    Thanks. I got the point.

    But is it depend on the application? I heard that using PHP we can develop much safety applications rather than using ASP.Net, I mean there in PHP comes with higher security features than ASP.Net.

    Is that true.
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    Re: how to send email using HTML code

    No. How secure your website/web application is depends on the programmer.

    We should probably also wait for the original poster to clarify the question.

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    Re: how to send email using HTML code

    Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by penagate
    We should probably also wait for the original poster to clarify the question.
    Ya, it is better.
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    Re: how to send email using HTML code

    hotmail uses html to send email...

    hehe

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    Re: how to send email using HTML code

    no they dont. The source you see if HTML, but their server side script sends the emails.

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    Re: how to send email using HTML code

    Quote Originally Posted by rnd me
    hotmail uses html to send email...

    hehe
    Most of such commercial web sites do not use simple HTML. Scripting make sence to them.
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