2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 27, 2008 2:47 AM by thenotorious_flag

    Looking for a custom newsletter solution

    Jellyhead
      I’m looking for a solution. I’ve got a client who tasked me to code a newsletter system. I created a system whereby they can add pictures and text to articles, which are then consolidated in a single newsletter, run through a CFMAIL tag looped through a database, and Bob’s your auntie.
      Now they say, fine, but how do they do custom layouts – “like in the included word doc”. Basically non-IT-savvy clients wants to have their word doc mailed to their database, but not as an attachment. (Attachment would be easy!). It needs to display in their recipients inbox the way it looks in word – with the normal limitations, of course. Basically – compose a message in outlook/word and send it to the database – which is maintained on the CF server.
      I’m stumped! I thought of saving the word docs as MHT files and embedding them in the body of the CFMAIL tag, but on the recipient side it just laughs at me (should have guessed, was too simple).
      How can I solve this problem? Any help would be appreciated as I’ve already spent 3 non-billable days looking for a way to make this happen.
        • 1. Re: Looking for a custom newsletter solution
          Level 7
          Jellyhead wrote:
          > I?m looking for a solution. I?ve got a client who tasked me to code a
          > newsletter system. I created a system whereby they can add pictures and text
          > to articles, which are then consolidated in a single newsletter, run through a
          > CFMAIL tag looped through a database, and Bob?s your auntie.
          > Now they say, fine, but how do they do custom layouts ? ?like in the included
          > word doc?. Basically non-IT-savvy clients wants to have their word doc mailed
          > to their database, but not as an attachment. (Attachment would be easy!). It
          > needs to display in their recipients inbox the way it looks in word ? with the
          > normal limitations, of course. Basically ? compose a message in outlook/word
          > and send it to the database ? which is maintained on the CF server.
          > I?m stumped! I thought of saving the word docs as MHT files and embedding
          > them in the body of the CFMAIL tag, but on the recipient side it just laughs at
          > me (should have guessed, was too simple).
          > How can I solve this problem? Any help would be appreciated as I?ve already
          > spent 3 non-billable days looking for a way to make this happen.

          You can use FCKEditor to edit the newsletter text. That way they can
          change colors, fonts, etc.

          --
          Mack
          • 2. Re: Looking for a custom newsletter solution
            thenotorious_flag Level 1
            yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111

            he is right