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I receive a lot of e-mail newsletters that feature graphics, product pictures, etc. I'm would like to do the same for the company I work with, but how is the transmission accomplished? Also:

  • What software do you need?
  • Do you need a separate server?
  • What are the benefits of sending html e-mail?
  • What are the hazards?
Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
 

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Mert said:
I receive a lot of e-mail newsletters that feature graphics, product pictures, etc. I'm would like to do the same for the company I work with, but how is the transmission accomplished?


Putting pictures in emails is quite easy. When typing the email, put in the tag <img src="http://fileserver.com/imgname.jpg"> (the address should lead to the graphic you'd like to put in). You can do this with any email program or web based email service. You will need some kind of webspace to make this happen. If you have access to some kind of web server, that will work fine. The benefits of sending HTML email are mostly in the control you have over the way the email will be formatted. The risks of sending HTML email are that your recipients might not have HTML mail enabled or possibly even that they aren't capable of receiving anything but plain text and when they receive it, it will be a garbled mess depending on how heavily the email uses HTML.

As far as embedding the picture itself into the email, I have no experience with that and I don't see it much outside of AOLers' inboxes
 

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Thanks for the info, but I've tried this approach before without success. Thinking that perhaps I've used the wrong tags, I tried again using your suggestion. I sent an e-mail to myself and linked it to a graphic on my personal Web space. I'm using Outlook 2000 as the e-mail client and it's set to HTML. When I received the e-mail, it only showed the tag and image source path, but no image.

So now I must ask, when you say any Web page or Web server will do, what specifically do you mean. Do they have to be housed internally with your e-mail server? Housed on the same e-mail server? Because I can't get the image to dispaly from my external Web site.

Please advise. Thanks.
 

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When I said web server I meant that the server must be accessible to the recipient (it can't just be on an intranet), or the image will not load. The image does not necessarily need to be on the server that the email was sent from.

Now that I try to send my self an email with an IMG tag, I find that the same thing happens to me :confused: . After a little experimenting, I'll tell you how I get it to work.
 

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Ok. I read that you'll need to change the content type to "text/html" before the client on the other end will show the email as HTML and not just plain text. The page I read said that outlook does have a way to change the content type but I don't use outlook so you'll have to do a little searching
 
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