View Full Version : How do I send an image as an HTML email?

09-07-2009, 01:28 PM
Hi all,

I have created some nice pretty pictures to send to club members as part of our email campaign.

I want to send these out as the body of an email, so the recipient can see it as soon as he/she opens the email.

In the past I have just attached the images directly onto the email, but most email clients automatically block images, which frustrates the recipient, who then emails me, telling me he can't see anything...!

I have tried importing the image (from my server) into Word 07 and saving as an html file, but when I send it, the recipient gets the old white box with a red cross.

Is there a simple way that an idiot like me can use to achieve the desired result?

I'm not a spammer. Yea, promise.

Speedy Gonzales
09-07-2009, 01:34 PM
Most email clients block images / attachments for security. Untick the option, then it'll work. And add whatever as an attachment

09-07-2009, 01:45 PM
I would make an on-line gallery with Picassa or similar, then email the link.

This would be the least annoying as people dont have to download all the images in their email client.

09-07-2009, 01:45 PM
How about you do what most companies do, offer a link online.

Upload the HTML file online and let them view it from their browser?


09-07-2009, 02:11 PM
I have all images etc loaded on my web server already.

Linking to the image is no problem, but most email clients still block the image by default.

I just want them to be able to open the email via Outlook, Hotmail etc, and BLAM! Full colour images and text embedded in the email body, without opening a browser or downloading, or unticking anything....

Thanks for the suggestions! Truly appreciated!!

kahawai chaser
09-07-2009, 03:42 PM
As noted by others above, you could use your email and any files with a online service, e.g. drop.io (http://drop.io/), Boxstr (http://www.boxstr.com/), hotlinkfiles (http://www.hotlinkfiles.com/), etc, to share/collaborate with other members. This has advantages of online backup, reoccurring downloads for all, and collaboration if required.

I found HTML images hit and miss (images blocked sometimes) when sending direct in emails to family members worldwide. So we all now use social media/free online servers/ISP servers; i.e. Image Upload:Family Members download - simple.

09-07-2009, 07:12 PM
I sometimes create PDF's optimised for email then attach them as they don't get blocked, I use bulzip PDF as it's free

09-07-2009, 08:59 PM
I'm with gary here, pdf's would be the best option by far. You get complete control over how your message will look and everyone has a pdf opening program.