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I have written a vb program which utilizes a HTM template and then merges the template document with specific text. I have created an outlook module which will send the  email as specified by the vb program... I am trying to send the "mergedHTM.htm as the body of the email. How can I send a *.htm document which includes graphics etc as the body of the email? I am giving this question all of the points that I have as I am a new user... Sorry if you feel that the points are inadequate for the complexity(I do), but is is all that I have.
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by:SimesA
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I think the usual way is to reference graphics that are located on a server somewhere, rather than include them in the email.

Just as I was typing this, an example arrived. Junkmail of course...

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
<HTML><HEAD>
<META http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<META content="MSHTML 6.00.2800.1141" name=GENERATOR></HEAD>
<BODY><B>From:</B> Sarah [sempere@earthlink.net]<BR><B>Sent:</B> 16 March 2003
11:01<BR><B>To:</B> Sample<BR><B>Subject:</B> FREE 30 day supply of HGH<BR>
<P align=center><A href="http://hgh.hostserver2003.com"><IMG
src="http://hgh.hostserver2003.com/ghad.jpg" border=0></A></P>
<P align=center><A href="http://hgh.hostserver2003.com/rm.htm"><IMG
src="http://hgh.hostserver2003.com/rm.gif" border=0></A></P></BODY></HTML>
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by:kdaly
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Thanks SimesA.....The graphic can be resolved however by utilizing it with a staionary within outlook... The real problem is that I am creating an outlook object, building a htm file by replacing @@Marker@@ with specific text and then passing the file as outlookobject.Body = MergedHTM.htm file.  The email is being created however the body is the actual file text ie... "<html xmlns:v="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml"xmlns:o="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"xmlns:w="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:word"xmlns="http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40"><head><meta http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=windows-1252"><meta " etc....What am I doing wrong?  How can I pass the file and have outlook read it as an HTM file... I can do it in MS Word by creating the file then using Send it goes as an HTM email?  Thanks for your efforts.. Hope you know how to do it!!!!
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