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  • carlosdl
    An HTML e-mail, is an e-mail message that is designed using the HTML language, in a similar way in which a web page is created.

    Using HTML to format the message allows you to include images, links, and text with different sizes, fonts or styles.

    A message that contains only text without any formatting, is usually called a "plain text" message.

    Is that what you meant?
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  • carlosdl
    I forgot to mention that most e-mail applications allows you to create HTML e-mail messages without needing to know the HTML language.

    Most of the times you just need to click or drag different options on the e-mail editor, and it will internally convert it into HTML.
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  • TheRealRaven
    "E-mail" messages are generally sent across networks using Simple Mail Transport Protocol (SMTP), defined in RFC 821 and later RFCs.

    Originally, networks would react to special character sequences to perform control actions; so e-mail messages were not allowed to contain any characters that were not "printable", i.e., did not have a bit pattern that printers could interpret and print. All e-mail messages had to include nothing but "plain text" content. Only servers were allowed to pass non-text control characters back and forth in order to manage connections.

    That restriction was soon too limiting for many reasons. Any number of attachments such as spreadsheets and fancy-format documents couldn't be sent because they contained hidden character sequences that controlled the documents but interfered with networks and servers by accident.

    This was practically solved by a SMTP extension called Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME). MIME defined a basic method of encoding all bit patterns into a form that contained only 'printable' characters. By far the most common method is known as 'base-64 encoding'. Base-64 defines a way of converting a file into 'printable' characters as well as converting those back into the original file format. Once most e-mail servers and clients supported MIME, it became easily possible to send images and practically any other file as e-mail attachments; and e-mail rapidly became popular with the general public.

    HyperText Markup Language (HTML) is the language that made the world-wide web accessible and popular. These documents (pages) are sent across networks using HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP). It, too, had the restriction of 'printable' characters; but base-64 encoding could also be used there. Servers and browsers could use it to allow images and other objects to be made parts of web pages.

    As web pages became widely understood, people began wanting to send e-mail messages that looked and acted like web pages with some of the same capabilities. Text just wasn't fancy enough. Even though web pages could contain characters that would interfere with SMTP, MIME and base-64 gave the way to attach HTML pages with embedded images.

    Now, most e-mail clients allow creating e-mail messages that look and act just like web pages. Those messages are composed in HTML and attached as MIME documents.

    A general requirement is that the e-mail should still be at least readable when all images and fancy formatting is removed. There are reasons why some clients are configured not to display images and even to suppress the HTML version. (Most should possibly be that way.) The message will contain a basic text version along with the HTML version, and the receiving client will choose which version to display to the recipient.

    So HTML e-mail is simply an e-mail message that contains content formatted using HTML.
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  • Jaideep Khanduja
    At the time of writing and reading an email or for that sake a document, you have an option to read/write in HTML mode or regular text mode. 
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  • Subhendu Sen

    It is usually a simple HTML page, that is interactive/ non interactive.

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  • Subhendu Sen
    Moreover, it depends on what type of mail you want to send. If you need advanced functionality with flexible styling options/ professional email signatures, you can use the HTML email. Else go for plain text HTML.
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  • ToddN2000
    The purpose of HTML email is to send something more appealing than a plain text file. The HTML allows changes to the font, size, color and allows the embedding of pictures, videos, audio files as well as hyper links to web addresses. 
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