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how to send formatted email without it being an attachment

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  1. ubamous3

    ubamous3 Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I have a pdf file that I am trying to send out to a few people (and no I am not spamming them), but I prefer not to send it as an attachment; Is it possible to send it as the body of the email? The pdf has pictures and tables, etcÂ… which makes it a little more complicated.

    Thanks for any advice you have
     
  2. Whiteskin

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    Not really. In order to do that you would have to embed it in a frame. Its always best to send plaintext email. Not everyone's mailer supports HTML/embedded object email. Is there any reason it cannot be in the body?
     
  3. kiwiguy

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    To send formatted content, the email would have to be in HTML format.

    Many people now block HTML, for 2 reasons:
    Size (its about 7 times larger than plain text)
    Security (its possible to embed malicious code in HTML).

    Those that block HTML will only get a stripped out text version with no graphics.

    Send as a PDF file for safety, as long as the recipients have Adobe Reader software installed.
     
  4. Whiteskin

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    PDFs are pretty universal. Just attach. Or, throw onto some webspace, and link.
     
  5. ubamous3

    ubamous3 Thread Starter

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    Thanks guys for responding; i figured out how to convert the pdf to html and then paste the html content to OE; it works except that the words were a little misaligned randomly so it's not very good; i'm trying to send to selected editors and the pdf is a factsheet/chart of my client. i didnt want to send as attachment originally b/c a lot of people immediately delete it if they see attachments
    but i have no choice so i decided to send it as attachment
     
  6. Whiteskin

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    You could also send one email first, saying you are sending an attachment, and that it's safe, then send the attachment.
     
  7. ubamous3

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    yeah, i noted on the cover letter and the press release that all emails and attachments are scanned by norton antivirus's latest update before being sent out, so that hopefully will ease some concern on their part
     
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