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Sending HTML email

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Sushifiend, Jul 17, 2007.

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  1. Sushifiend

    Sushifiend Thread Starter

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    I want to send a little promo to my clients--I'm a photographer--with a few paragraphs of text, some small sample images, and a graphic header and footer. I formatted the content as an HTML page, but I cannot figure out how to send it so that it appears the same way on the receiving end. I've read about using "Insert text from file" in Outlook and changing the MIME type, but I guess I'm not doing it right because I just get HTML code on the other end. Do I need an e-newsletter service to do this, or can't I just do it from Outlook?
     
  2. face1

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    Easy with Outlook Expresss. if that is an option I can elaborate, otherwise, with outlook I have never figured out an easy or reliable method, and if you find one please post it. Thanks
     
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    Wow, it was easy with Outlook Express, however, feel free to elaborate. I can see some of the limitations. For example, my style sheets aren't holding up. Seems like I need to do the styles inline?
     
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    In Line style should work. However, not sure that all email clients support sytles in the same way as browsers, so there may still be issues. Also, be sure that all links, wether to style sheets or images are coded with absolute URL paths (http://www.yourweb.net/yourfolder/yourpic.jpg...etc)

    Also, be aware that not everybody you email will have their preferences set to view your html page. No work arounds for that one, just some will not be able to see your page unless they manually choose to do so.
     
  5. kiwiguy

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    If the recipients are businesses, in my experience the majority tend to have HTML stripped out to plain text, so the images will either not appear.

    Or the emails will be quarantined, with programs such as Mail Marshal where the recipient has to make a request to IT to have the email released.

    The third issue (as it happens a lot) is that image centric emails get flagged as Spam these days, due to the trick of spammers embedding their text as an image.
     
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