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Is there a way to send mail from UNIX using a certain font.

Posted on 2001-06-28
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I want to sent a email from HP-UNIX using
mail or xmail and user would receive the message
in Courier Font using Outlook. I don't want the message to be as
an attachment or HTML doc. So basically I want Outlook to recognize that the message should be viewed as a rich text doc.

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by:DRRYAN3
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The text which follows is a valid 3 line RTF file in Courier New (Western) 10 pt text.  You could use this as a template to send RTF files.

{\rtf1\ansi\ansicpg1252\deff0\deflang1033{\fonttbl{\f0\fmodern\fprq1\fcharset0 Courier New;}{\f1\fnil\fcharset0 Times New Roman;}}
\viewkind4\uc1\pard\f0\fs20 Line 1 - Courier New\par
Line 2 - Courier New\par
Line 3 - Courier New\par
\f1\par
}

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by:DRRYAN3
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After a little experimentation, unless you send the email as an HTML, you have ZERO control over how the email will be seen by the user.  The local Outlook settings will control how plain-text email appears.  I could not find a way to make Outlook recognize an RTF file unless I setup Word as my default email editor, otherwise, it shows up as an attachment.
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gcauthon earned 50 total points
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You should format your message according to the MIME spec.  See the following for reference:

http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/cgi-bin/rfc/rfc1521.html

You basically need to form a multi-part message and have at least two parts, the plain text version (for people without outlook) and the rtf version of your email.
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No comment has been added lately, so it's time to clean up this TA.
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Finalized as proposed

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