Outlook 2007 as a Multi-part email client
Posted on 2008-06-16
I have an html email signature and I'm using it in Outlook 2007 as the outgoing email client. I created the signature in Dreamweaver and saved it with a .htm extension and placed it in the Outlook signatures folder. It renders okay when the receiving email program allows html, however when the email program is set to receive plain text email only, I notice that the contents of the body tag is displayed in plain text. This seems to be okay in certain email clients such as Outlook and say Apple Mail, but Microsoft Entourage for the mac seems to be displaying the email as rich text and not as plain text so what is displayed is a kind of messed up version of what the html version was supposed to be.
I guess my question is that I thought that Outlook was a true Multi-part client and therefore I thought that it would send a .txt file along with the email and then display this plain text file when html was blocked. I have a plain text file in the same Signatures folder as the .htm file but as mentioned above, the alternate text file is not displayed in the email when the client is set to receive plain text.
Can someone set me straight on what's going on here. I mean am I right in believing that Outlook sends this .txt file along with the email and should replace it if html is not allowed? I mean this is what happens when an html newsletter file is sent right?
Appreciate any help.