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I have the following script and it sends text mail just fine, but when I send html in the body and receive it with MS Outlook Express, it just gives html code.  When I receive it with eudora 4, it gives the actual pictures etc.  It is RFC 1521.

unless (open(SENDMAIL, ">$filename")){
print "Error opening email file.";
}
print SENDMAIL "Content-type: text/html\n\n";
print SENDMAIL "From: $from\n";
print SENDMAIL "To: $to\n";
print SENDMAIL "Subject: $subj\n";
print SENDMAIL "Date: $thedate\n";
print SENDMAIL "\n";
print SENDMAIL "$body\n";
close SENDMAIL;

What do I need to add or change to make the Outlook Express convert the html to actual pictures?  It must have something to do with content-type:.
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Question by:Lee5
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by:helver
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Try removing the second newline from the Content-type print statement.
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by:Lee5
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That does not make any difference.
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by:b2pi
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Any chance you're running the HTML on a Unix box?

Secondly, I don't see how you're sending mail (you're writing to a file $filename, but what processing are you doing after closing the file?)

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by:Lee5
ID: 1205942
Here is the entire script:

require "cgi-lib.pl";
require "ctime.pl";
&ReadParse(*input);
 $body = $input{'bod'};
 $from = $input{'email'};
 $to = $input{'to'};
 $subj = $input{'subj'};
 $thedate = &ctime(time);
print "Content-type: text/html\n\n";
 $filename = "C:\\exchsrvr\\imcdata\\Pickup\\uw$$.txt";
unless (open(SENDMAIL, ">$filename")){
 print "Error opening email file.";
}
print SENDMAIL "From: $from\n";
print SENDMAIL "To: $to\n";
print SENDMAIL "Subject: $subj\n";
print SENDMAIL "Date: $thedate\n";
print SENDMAIL "\n";
print SENDMAIL "$body\n";
close SENDMAIL;

$body is a html page.  If received in Eudora 4 the page shows up normally with all tables, pictures, etc.  In MS Outlook it shows only html code.
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by:Lee5
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It is on a NT box
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b2pi earned 50 total points
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What do you know.... there it is...

You're doing:

print "Content-type: text/html\n\n";
$filename = "C:\\exchsrvr\\imcdata\\Pickup\\uw$$.txt";
unless (open(SENDMAIL, ">$filename")){
    print "Error opening email file.";
}
print SENDMAIL "From: $from\n";

which print's the header to stdout (wherever that might be).  Instead, do


$filename = "C:\\exchsrvr\\imcdata\\Pickup\\uw$$.txt";
unless (open(SENDMAIL, ">$filename")){
    print "Error opening email file.";
}
print "Content-type: text/html\n\n";
print SENDMAIL "From: $from\n";


which will tell exchange that this really is html
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