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How do I send HTML mail?

 
senthil raja
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how do i send mail in html format from jsp.
please can any one help me.
Thanks
Senthil
 
Tim Holloway
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Please don't. A LOT of mail readers don't like it, including Lotus Notes. At best, it requires extra effort and overhead to view. At worst, it may be unreadable.
Forget that. AT WORST, some twerp will hack it to carry a virus payload.
HOWEVER. If you MUST, just create the HTML the same way you would if you were writing it to a text file.
 
Tom Diamond
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I think that a message header must be set to type "text/html" too. But I am not sure, anyway ...
 
Kyle Brown
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I think this was a more basic question
Use the JavaMail API.
Kyle
 
Bear Bibeault
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Ignore people who try to tell you what to do without knowing anything about your needs and motivations.
Kyle is right in that this is not a simple question. Read up on the JavaMail API and RFC 2557.
The following is a good resource:
http://www.zvon.org/tmRFC/RFC2557/Output/chapter9.html
To be friendly to non-HTML capable mail readers, you can send a multi-part message that contains the body in two parts: plain text for simple mail clients, and HTML for more capable clients.
hth,
bear
 
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