I need some tips and tricks to generate an HTML email that will actually function with reasonable reliability without my having to wade through troubleshooting and correcting for the myriad problems that might and do cause it to fail because of issues with the Windows operating system, Thunderbird Add-ons and extensions, and Third Party apps that interact with shared system hardware/software resources in ways that can, and do cause failures.
The two parts to the question are: Given that I have the source code for a simple W3 compliant Web Page with internal links that renders properly in Firefox, what is the most efficient way to embed that functionality into a Thunderbird email? and
Is there any chance that it will render properly and function in the delivered email on email clients (including T-bird).
I've just spent three hours trying to find an answer stating the question as simple and as many different ways as I can.
I've struck out completely, the second strike being Mozilla support where the closest I came was a query that returned two options, one referring to doing something on the T-bird console; the other providing instructions for how to disable pop-ups in the browser, which appears to be one of the primary things that interferes with the functionality.
They were understandable, but haven't the referenced resources used them regularly in years, am not familiar with them. and am too damned old to have the patience to screw around with them.
Strike three was composing much longer request on this form and losing it. I don't remember how I did it, but when I was in the business with own web servers the standard practice was to design the web site so that the content of forms was persistent. That's ingrained, and my forgetter works to good.
Any tips or tricks will be appreciated.
Have you tried a Select All in the web page (as displayed, not its source code), Copy, then Paste into the message body in Thunderbird? Firefox should transfer your HTML and inline styles. It typically does not embed the rules from style sheets outside the selection (for example, from the <head> section of the page or external files), which is a sore subject that affects all copy/paste from pages displayed in Firefox.
Thanks, whether it works or not that is an absolutely perfect response to the question. Will give it a try.