How can I send a multi part mime email from my mac for the purposes of sending a html email together with a plain text version. The emails I send will be going out to a single recipient each time.

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    Can you clarify how you would send the mail if it weren't multi-part mime (ie, would you send it via a shell script, php, etc) ? – Kent Aug 15 '13 at 10:38
  • @Kent, I would use Apple Mail – pingu Aug 15 '13 at 13:53

Mail.app sends a multipart mime email with hrml and plain text alternatives if you select Format->make Rich text

  • No, it's rich text not HTML – Matteo Aug 15 '13 at 11:28
  • No it is HTML - send a mail to yourself and then look at the raw source. The original NeXT Mail.app used HTML but OSX changed it to HTML but left the menu option as is – user151019 Aug 15 '13 at 11:30
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    OK, let's clarify. Mail.app sends HTML but a user cannot edit an HTML email. You cannot include links, you cannot use HTML tags. You have some very limited formatting options that are then sent as HTML. – Matteo Aug 15 '13 at 11:33
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    You can add a link when writing a mail message. Highlight the word(s) you want linked, control-click (right-click), and follow the "Link->" context menu. Add the URL. – Kent Aug 15 '13 at 22:42

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