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Re: SendMail - HTML/XML rathar that Plain Text

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  • From: "Rolf.Mertig at" <rolf.mertig at>
  • Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2012 04:57:02 -0500 (EST)
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It is straightforward to use Apache Commons via JLink to get your own
customizable SendMail function.

Dr. Rolf Mertig
GluonVision GmbH
Berlin, Germany

On Dec 18, 8:35 am, "Ernst H.K. Stelzer"
<ernst.stel... at> wrote:
> Dear Mathematicans,
> I have been using Mathematica's SendMail to send hundreds of personalized=
 emails.  Unluckily, one can only send plain text in the text body.  He=
nce the text cannot be formatted in any way.  In the documentation it say=
s explicitely: "SendMail automatically embeds graphics and typeset expressi=
ons as raster image files. It embeds sounds as audio files. It also embeds =
symbolic XML as XML files."  This also applies to "Body".  My question =
is, has anybody found a workaround, i.e. to be able to send the email as HT=
ML instead of Plain Text (Outlook lingo)?  Is there any chance that Wolfr=
am will update the SendMail function in the near future or would this requi=
re implementing a new protocol?
> Rational: We have various lists in Excel sheets, which we use either via =
the MS Office package or via small programs I have written in Mathematica. =
 They contain a column that contains a personal note such as: "Dear John"=
, "Dear Colleague", "Dear Prof. White",  ... depending on how well I know=
 the person.  Sending personal emails, which do not contain the addresses=
 of everybody else who receives the email certainly makes a difference.  =
I regularly attach extra files, which, believe it or not, is not possible f=
rom within Outlook.
> Sincerely
>     E. Stelzer
> Prof. Dr. Ernst H.K. Stelzer
> Physikalische Biologie/Physical Biology (FB 15, IZN)
> Buchmann Institute for Molecular Life Sciences (FMLS, CEF-MC)
> Goethe Universit=E4t Frankfurt am Main (Campus Riedberg)
> Max-von-Laue Strasse 15
> D-60438 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
> Tel   +49 (69) 798 42547, x42555, x42544
> Fax   +49 (69) 798 42546
> Mob +49 (170) 6357 168
> http://www.bmls-institute.dehttp://www.uni-frankfurt.dehttp://www.researc=
> ernst.stel... at
> stel... at

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