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camo
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

Rob99
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.

Blam
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?

Blam

camo
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.

gary67
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

beeswax34
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.