If you receive HTML-formatted e-mail, which you cannot read with your mail
program, this can be because your mail program cannot display HTML e-mail
at all, or that your mail-program can not handle the particular HTML
features used in the mail you are trying to read.
Here are some actions you might take to read such mail:
Use a command called something like "Preview in Browser" which
is available in many mail programs. This will show the e-mail using a web
Ask the sender to set his mail program, so that it sends HTML e-mail with
both a plain text and an HTML version of the same mail. If your mailer
cannot read HTML at all, it will probably show the plain text version, or
show both versions, with the plain text version first. The disadvantage
with this, of course, is that you will miss any HTML-specific information
in the message.
Ask the sender to set his mail program to send messages to you in only
plain text format.
Save the message source in a text file, and get a web browser to open this
file as HTML. This may require some fiddling to get it work, and is not
something you want to do every day. You may also have to use the
"view attachment" feature of your emailer to see pictures in the
- Switch to a mail program which has better facilities
for reading HTML in e-mail.
More about HTML in E-mail.
©: I claim no copyright to this document, anyone is free to use
it in news reporting or in marketing of their mhtml-compliant software
/ Jacob Palme , 02-Aug-2001