HTML Template in Emails.

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Re: HTML Template in Emails.

Post by DavidIQ » Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:38 pm

Another reason to send phpBB emails at least in HTML format: Windows RT/8's stock e-mail app does not interpret link text in email as an actual hyperlink when it is a plain-text e-mail.
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Re: HTML Template in Emails.

Post by MichaelC » Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:58 pm

Per-user option - +1
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Re: HTML Template in Emails.

Post by Pony99CA » Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:43 am

There should be a board-wide option to choose plain text, HTML or both.

If both was chosen, users would be able to select plain text or HTML, but let's not overburden the user with choosing E-mail templates and such.

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Re: HTML Template in Emails.

Post by brunoais » Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:33 am

Having e-mail templates chosen by the user would also be a huge burden to the forum itself. Instead of reusing the most parts of the e-mail templates between users, there would be a need to load multiple templates.
Anyhow, if we allow just the changing of the CSS, we might get acceptable results. CSS behaves just like a pluggable system :). Ultimatly, if needed, we can have the CSS in the board server and let the client' e-mail client download parse and execute CSS.

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Re: HTML Template in Emails.

Post by Senky » Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:23 am

Unknown Bliss wrote:Per-user option - +1
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Re: HTML Template in Emails.

Post by MichaelC » Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:35 am

Pony99CA wrote:There should be a board-wide option to choose plain text, HTML or both.

If both was chosen, users would be able to select plain text or HTML, but let's not overburden the user with choosing E-mail templates and such.

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Why would an admin want to specify only allowing plain text or only allowing html?
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Re: HTML Template in Emails.

Post by DavidIQ » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:27 pm

Why have it as an option at all for either users or administrators?
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Re: HTML Template in Emails.

Post by brunoais » Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:04 pm

^
One may not like receiving e-mails in HTML and vice-versa.
For the one in the ACP... I don't really know the real use-case. It does reduce server load to use the same (text/plain or text/html) board-wide...

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Re: HTML Template in Emails.

Post by EXreaction » Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:17 pm

You can send an email and include both HTML and plain text in a single message. The email client will use whichever one it wants.

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Re: HTML Template in Emails.

Post by DavidIQ » Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:38 pm

EXreaction wrote:You can send an email and include both HTML and plain text in a single message. The email client will use whichever one it wants.
Exactly. I'd rather control it through my email client than through some setting on the board.
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