[Typo3] css and direct mail

Peter Russ peter.russ at 4many.net
Mon Jul 25 09:35:57 CEST 2005

Pieter Jelle wrote:
> Hello all
> I'm having a little trouble sending a newsletter with Direct Mail.
> The newsletter uses inline CSS, and has a few references to image files 
> from CSS, like for instance :
> ul li { background: url("images/arrow.gif") top left no-repeat; }
> Direct Mail finds all references to images in a HTML mail, attaches the 
> images and changes the references in the source to refer to the attached 
> images and sends the mail. However, this doesn't seem to work for the 
> images referred to in CSS, as they don't show in the mail (while they do 
> work when opening the newsletter in the browser by its page ID).
> My question is : can Direct Mail be told to leave the source untouched 
> and fetch all images directly from the server (like with dmailerping=1, 
> but that doesn't work with CSS) or can I fix Direct Mail to handle these 
> references correctly? If so, where? I have already tested a few things 
> in t3lib/class.t3lib_htmlmail.php , but that doesn't seem to have any 
> effect.
> Any help will be greatly appreciated!
> Best regards
> Pieter Jelle
Hallo Pieter,

there are several mail programs on different platforms that CAN'T handle 
css correctly. I would recommend to look for an other solution if you're 
interested in in cross platform, cross mail program newslettering. 
Otherwise you should add a quote "best read in ..." :-(

Regs. Peter.

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