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From Leandro Rodrigo Saad Cruz <>
Subject Re: [mail] html email with attachments
Date Tue, 31 Aug 2004 14:31:24 GMT
You don't have to commit it.. just send the new patch against CVS HEAD
to the list !

On Tue, 2004-08-31 at 10:25, Scott wrote:
> Hi,
> Unfortunately I don't have the ability to commit to commons-email cvs, however I will
send the 
> patch to commons-dev in hopes of getting feedback from someone there.
> Scott
> Leandro Rodrigo Saad Cruz wrote:
> > Hi Scott. Could you send this patch against CVS HEAD ?
> > 
> > On Thu, 2004-08-19 at 02:07, Scott Dietrich wrote:
> > 
> >>Hi,
> >>
> >>I've been using commons-email (and turbine) for some time to send plain 
> >>text emails (SimpleEmail) and plain text with an attachment 
> >>(MultiPartEmail), and its really quite nice, easy to use, etc. However, 
> >>recently I've been looking into using commons-email for sending html 
> >>email (and plain text alternative) with an attachment, and things seem 
> >>somewhat broken.
> >>
> >>What I'd like is a "multipart/mixed" email with 2 parts: part 1 is a 
> >>nested "multipart/alternative" with plain text followed by text/html, 
> >>and part 2 is the attachment.
> >>
> >>The current HtmlEmail class documentation implies that an html email 
> >>with a text alternative will work, but unfortunately it doesn't in many 
> >>email programs (e.g. Apple Mail) because it sets creates a message with 
> >>2 or more parts (html, then text, followed by any attachments) with a 
> >>MIME subtype of "related". I guess the subtype of "related" is used for 
> >>embedded image support, but it really kills the ability to have an html 
> >>email with a text alternative. The MultiPartEmail and HtmlEmail classes 
> >>really need to be modified to deal with nested parts so that things work 
> >>properly across different mail user agents.
> >>
> >>Below is a patch to MultiPartEmail that should keep things working the 
> >>same way for current users of MultipartEmail and HtmlEmail, but adds 
> >>some flexibility for people who need more control over how the message 
> >>is constructed (set the subtype of the primary body part, and add nested 
> >>multiparts). If there's anything I can do to improve the chances of 
> >>getting this patch committed, just let me know :).
> >>
> >>Thanks,
> >>Scott
> >>
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