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Adding plain text to a HTML/MIME email

Hi - I have created a HTML email which I will be sending out via CDO and converted to a MIME format.  However, I am looking at spam scores and it is suggesting that I also add a text only version.

Can someone give me a pointer as I'm a little stuck (here is a stripped down version of the html).

Thank you (as always).


<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<title>Information</title>
<style type="text/css">
body, td, th {
	font-family: Verdana, Arial;
	font-size: 10pt;
	color: #000000;
}
body {
	margin-left: 0px;
	margin-top: 0px;
	margin-right: 0px;
	margin-bottom: 0px;
}
.FooterText {
	font-size: 7.5pt;
}
</style>
</head>

<body>
<p>Here is the html content<span class="FooterText"><br />
  </span></p>
</body>
</html>

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Andy Brown
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Julian HansenCommented:
As far as I can remember CDO has both a TextBody and an HTMLBody property you can set.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
I think this http://www.enewsletterpro.com/articles/multi_part_mime_messages.asp is the most direct explanation of what you are supposed to.  There are several other 'types' that a MIME section can be and one of the most common is 'base64 encoded' which is used for attachments and embedded images.

Like @julianH referred to, CDO and other methods or programs like PHPMailer can automate a lot of this for you.

And desktop mail clients generally do not understand XHTML and web mail clients strip that part so that it does not affect their web page that your email appears in.  HTML4 is pretty much where HTML in email has stopped.
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Andy BrownDeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thanks Dave that was really useful - sorry for taking so long to award the points.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
You're welcome, thanks for the points.
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