When setting up an MDaemon autoresponder it is often nice to be able to respond with formatted text in HTML. However if this email is received by a client that can only read plain text then the response will show the HTML code and will be difficult to interpret.
The correct approach is to send back a multipart email that contains both a HTML version of the message as well as a Plain text version.
The template below can be used in MDaemon to send back a correctly formatted multipart message.
The first section contains hashed comments feel free to edit this as you like.
# Multipart sample auto-responder script
# Note: Lines beginning with # are comments
# This is an example script that demonstrates how to send
# an autoresponder message using a Multipart mail (HTML and Plain text).
This next section is the text version of the email with the correct content type:
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=”us-ascii”
The body of the email in plain text:
simple HTML bold
This next line defines the end of this Mulitipart section
This next section is the HTML version of the email with the correct content type:
Content-Type: text/html; charset=”us-ascii”
The body of the email in HTML:
<div><font style=”font-family: tahoma; font-size: 10pt;”>
simple HTML <strong>bold</strong></div>
This next line defines the end of this Mulitipart section:
The following two lines set the subject header to RE:(the original subject), and the message content type to Multipart:
In this example I used the part break value 0304_0930_59_PART-BREAK this is actually made up from the date and time of when the message was sent “Month,day_Hour,Min_sec_PART-BREAK”.
This value has to be unique per message so it’s not a problem if you keep it as the example, or if you prefer you can change this to any valid date and time.