MailStyle tries to make sending HTML emails a little less painful.
For a more in depth introduction check out the Blog Post
It was developed for use on Purify: Awesome Bug & Issue Tracking
First install the dependencies:
sudo gem install nokogiri css_parser
Then install MailStyle to your rails app, either as a plugin:
script/plugin install http://github.com/purify/mail_style
Or you can install the gem:
# Install gemcutter if you haven't already sudo gem install gemcutter sudo gem tumble # Install MailStyle sudo gem install mail_style
Then in your
environment.rb file add:
Simply add the
css method to your deliver actions:
class Notifier < ActionMailer::Base def welcome_email css :email subject 'Welcome Aboard' recipients 'email@example.com' from 'firstname.lastname@example.org' sent_on Time.now end def newsletter_email css [:email,:newsletter] subject 'Newsletter' recipients 'email@example.com' from 'firstname.lastname@example.org' sent_on Time.now end end
This will look for a css file called email.css in your public/stylesheets folder. The
css method can take either a string or a symbol. You can also pass the css file name with or without the .css extension.
Styles in the email’s HEAD
By default, <style> elements in the email document’s <head> are processed and removed from the <head>.
Style elements with
media="print" are ignored.
You can set a special
data-immutable="true" attribute on <style> tags you do not want to be processed and removed from the document’s <head>.
Image URL Correcting
If you have default_url_options[:host] set in your mailer, then MailStyle will do it’s best to make the urls of images absolute.
In your mailer
ActionMailer::Base.default_url_options[:host] = "example.com"
- Write CSS styles inline
- Corrects image urls
- SASS Support
Bugs / Todo
- Improve overall performance
- Add support for less
- Allow users to swap between css_parser and csspool
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