Re: HTML and Plain Text

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Subject: Re: HTML and Plain Text
Posted by:  Remy Lebeau (TeamB) (
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2005

"Grant Brown" <gra…> wrote in message

> We are trying to send a email message in html format.

If you go to and click on the "Team Blogs" link
inside the "Indy.Sockets" section, I just posted an article yesterday on how
to send HTML messages with Indy.

> The nature of our data is richtext converted  to HTML

Makes no difference where the HTML is coming from.  HTML is HTML.

> As a result of the text contents, it is not possible to end up with
> a plain text version of the message to be sent.

That is fine.  Sending plain text is not a requirement.  Though at the very
least, you should send a plain-text message telling non-HTML readers that
the real content of the message is not available in plain-text.  There is no
requirement that the plain-text and HTML have to say the same thing.

> I have been reading in the list that all HTML messages must also
> contain a plain text copy of the message.

That depends on your version of Indy.  Indy 9 requires it.  Indy 10 does

> In our case where plain text is not possible what do I send as the plain
text section.

Anything you want.




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HTML and Plain Text posted by Grant Brown on Thu, 18 Aug 2005