Ben> I am trying to write a program which will send mail to people.
Ben> The trick is that I want to send them something that will open as
Ben> HTML (in their Netscape viewer).
(NB: not everybody uses Netscape as a mailreader. It's *really*
annoying to get HTML-formatted mail where (a) there's no real
formatting, just an HTML-formatted plain-text message and/or (b)
you're not using a mailreader that understands HTML/MIME.)
Ben> I'm pretty sure I need to do something with mime types, but I
Ben> don't know what or how.
Ben> Can I get 'mail' to do this somehow? If not, got any ideas? I'm
Ben> not getting to far searching the web...
It looks like 'metasend' from the metamail package will do what you
want. But please make sure you have a good reason for doing this...
"Hey, Doug, do you mind if I push the Emergency Booth Self-Destruct Button?"
"Oh, sure, Dave, whatever...you _do_ know what that does, right?"