Yes. Don't get me started on Will's ideas of fun. :>
That said, to each their own. My biggest complaints about HTML email are:
It's often hard to read, and some people have differing tastes (for example, I've gotten email with white text on a fuschia background).
It slows down loading times. As I get on the order of 200+ emails a day, I need all the speed I can get. I know I'm not typical, but...
Some people turn it off (such as myself), and often your message either comes across mangled or not at all. Then again, most people probably aren't wet blankets like myself. :>
But, I'm not really against the idea of stylish email in concept, it's just that the implementation is kind of poor. A superior way to handle it would be if you could store the stylized email (or maybe just a stylesheet of some kind) on a centralized server somewhere, and point to it through a custom header. For example:
There would need to be some sort of security, etc. etc. I don't know. It seems to me that this would have been a better way to fit HTML email into a still largely text-only email world.
Just some thoughts...
So, the question is: Cornflake Girl, did you get it to work?
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