Ben Nadel
On User Experience (UX) Design, JavaScript, ColdFusion, Node.js, Life, and Love.
I am the chief technical officer at InVision App, Inc - a prototyping and collaboration platform for designers, built by designers. I also rock out in JavaScript and ColdFusion 24x7.
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Bruce Holm

Member since Mar 11, 2010

Recent Blog Comments By Bruce Holm

  • Tim Cracked The GMail - CFMailPart Puzzle!

    Posted on Mar 17, 2010 at 1:49 PM

    @Ben Nadel, our default is HTML so it takes a deliberate decision on the part of the user to select text format. I think you risk irritating the user if you send them HTML anyway. Only the email clients out there that are set to accept text would see the text part (if you sent both HTML and text par... read more »

  • Tim Cracked The GMail - CFMailPart Puzzle!

    Posted on Mar 16, 2010 at 1:23 PM

    @Mik Muller, That is exactly what I was trying to say Mik. We send two mailparts if they ask for HTML, else if they specify text, then I just use cfmail with no cfmailpart. Sorry if I wasn't clear.... read more »

  • Tim Cracked The GMail - CFMailPart Puzzle!

    Posted on Mar 15, 2010 at 9:02 PM

    I should have added that about 5% of our database of opt-in accounts in the past couple years have chosen Text. The default is HTML email if they don't choose.... read more »

  • Tim Cracked The GMail - CFMailPart Puzzle!

    Posted on Mar 15, 2010 at 8:52 PM

    Ben, From my research there are reasons for sending out email with a text content part in them because there are still some folks who only want text email. For one it's their way of filtering out spam emails which are almost always in HTML format. For a whole discourse on HTML vs Text email check ou... read more »

  • Tim Cracked The GMail - CFMailPart Puzzle!

    Posted on Mar 12, 2010 at 2:00 PM

    @Mik Muller, Exactly what I was encountering... complaints of empty emails. I'm really surprised no one else has reported this anywhere. I realize text emails may seem old school but there are a lot of people out there who still prefer it over the "heavier" HTML email content. So we give our users ... read more »

  • Tim Cracked The GMail - CFMailPart Puzzle!

    Posted on Mar 11, 2010 at 9:29 PM

    I've been wrestling with the CFMAIL tag and CFMAILPARTS for several days now and have found issues with the CF implementation even in CF9! What I have learned so far is: 1. Using only one CFMAILPART for a text-only email will result in no content for many email clients (Gmail, AOL, Apple Mail, etc)... read more »