Email AD query. How to...?

mikebatho

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I've just had my website redesigned by a friend.

I'd like to be able to send a 'flyer' over the email to clients, a banner to appear in the body text space in a message...

Something like this, but with my design.

How do I go about this....?
 

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tag

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Apr 29, 2005
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Nooo don't fall into the trap of the evil HTML emails! :eek:

Some light reading.... ;)
http://www.vexen.co.uk/notes/htmlemails.html
http://www.lyris.com/resources/articles/200402images_html_email.html
http://www.birdhouse.org/etc/evilmail.html

Of course if you are really insistant on this I believe you just send emails like normal execpt you use HTML code markup in the email, and need to change a setting or two so that the email program you are working on recognizes that the outgoing email is HTML.

If you use mail.app here is an applescript that apparently helps in the process.
http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20050228113934687
 

mikebatho

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Rats. That's all greek to me!!

I was hoping there would just be a way of dropping my image in instead of the text....

Bummer!

Why can't anything be simple?!?! :mad:
 

mikebatho

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OK then, a little advice.

What would be a good looking way to get an ad out to clients....

Just something quick. I don't want anything fancy or interactive, just something I can fire off in an email....

?
 

tag

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mikebatho said:
OK then, a little advice.

What would be a good looking way to get an ad out to clients....

Just something quick. I don't want anything fancy or interactive, just something I can fire off in an email....

?
Ok what email client are you using? From what I read it seems that Mail.app doesn't have any options to send HTML emails. Though it is possible with that apple script posted earlier or perhaps a plugin of some sorts. (See you need to be able to change what type of email you are sending from text to html, which you can't really do in Mail.app).

You might want to try another client like Thunderbird. I read that there is an option to send email as HTML. Then all you would have to do is writeup a little html code to display your banner or whatever and then send it.

Of course the images would have to be stored on a server somewhere since sending the images as attachments won't work since most people won't bother opening the attacment.