Testing of plain text portion of multi-part MIME email
Posted on 2007-03-17
We are developing a new set of multipart email messages. Previously we sent all our email in plain text. We have converted it all to HTML, and are sending both the plain text version and HTML version is a mult-part MIME format.
As we are using Outlook 2003 as a typical client, we are having no trouble at all testing the appearance of the HTML email. However, we would also like to be able to test that the appearance of the email in a non-HTML capable email reader is as designed.
We need to be able to install a client somewhere that would be "typical". For example, just using the unix mail client is not so typcial, as it would just dump out everything, and not give an indication of a non-HTML cleint. So we either need a way to "turn off" HTML in some common client, or try something else.
I tried to install PC-Pine, but could not get it to connect to our POP server, as we require an authenticated connection. However, if I could get this to work, it might be a good "typcial" plain text mail reader.