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HTML messages are different from text messages since they can contain
formatted text, tables, pictures, and dynamic elements like animations,
popup menus, etc. Those messages are basically web pages; therefore, everything
that can be said about web pages applies to HTML messages as well. To
be able to read them, you need an e-mail program capable of displaying
them. Most of the popular programs can display HTML messages, and so can
HTML messages can be created in two ways. One way is to use the 'Insert/HTML'
option from the menu, which can be accessed from the toolbar as well.
To send an HTML message, you must first create a web page in some external
program. When a prepared HTML file is inserted in the program, it automatically
finds all the pictures and adds them to the message. When the recipient
receives thus formatted message, his/her e-mail program will find the
encoded pictures in it and open them immediately without downloading them
from the Internet first.
If you select one of the text formatting options and, for instance,
change a part of the text into Bold or change the font or text color,
the program will automatically generate the HTML message. This means that
even without an external program for generating web pages, you can create
simple HTML messages directly from PostCast Server. This is another way
to create an HTML message. Note that the message editor in PostCast Server
cannot edit existing HTML messages.