POW #1 - Sending HTML e-mails to remote domains via OWA 2007

September 10, 2008 at 10:39 PM2102

As spotted on many blogs, the pretty popular topic for some time now is Links of the Week. So I decided to try something new, something more technical and useful for my readers. And here it is. New set of posts named Problem of the Week (POW).

So here is the first part that talks about sending HTML e-mails to remote domains via OWA on Exchange Server 2007, the e-mails in question being received as plain text on destination domains.

So you send 'nice' HTML e-mail...


... which is displayed in plain text at destination.


So what's the catch?

Answer lies in 'hidden' ContentType parameter of Remote Domains settings.


ContentType value MimeText is not there by default. Yes, that's right! Someone set this up on Exchange Server 2003! ;-)

Does this look familiar to you?


That's right. If you have (or had before migration) this set to Provide message body as plain text the ContectType parameter for Remote Domains is MimeText.

So what's the solution?

You need to set value of ContentType to MimeHtmlText. Here's cmdlet:

Get-RemoteDomain | Set-RemoteDomain -ContentType MimeHtmlText


...and the result...



That's all for part #1. Happy reading... ;-)

Posted in: POW