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Hello,

I got work on an interesting project, where my client is a Typographer. He wants to send email to around 15k people on his list, but he wants it to have a font that he has created. Also, it is driven by PHP, since the database is stored in MySql.

Is there anyway to ensure that a lot of people get the emails?

I know for sure that Outlook & Gmail strip out all stylesheets that are linked at the top. I need to work on inline styles to define,
but is it really possible to do that?
Worth the effort?
has anyone done this before?

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Hi mihirc, I always stay well

Hi mihirc,
I always stay well away from html email.

Here are a couple of links on @font-face support for email.
http://www.campaignmonitor.com/blog/post/3044/does-font-face-work-in-email/
http://www.emailonacid.com/blog/details/C4/the_google_font_api_and_html_email

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Hello Tony, Thank you, saw

Hello Tony,
Thank you, saw those links and it basically means its not possible to send emails using the font-face family. No other way around?

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Like I said I avoid html

Like I said I avoid html email.
The only way I can think of doing it is to use an image Sad

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Not tested

I think the problem is that an email client/reader is not a browser; web-based email services notwithstanding.

An experiment: Use the object element to import an html document, which uses @font-face from your (the client's) web server. Maybe the mimetype would trigger a request to open a browser. Likewise use a link to the real html message. You could also try to import or link to a .doc or an .odt file; though I wouldn't open a .doc, or excel file for that matter, due to well-earned reps as malware vectors.

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