How can I send professional emails on a Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Mildredop, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. Mildredop macrumors 68020

    Oct 14, 2013
    I want to send some emails to previous clients to let them know I still exist and have some new equipment on offer.

    I want an email with embedded photos, logos etc., but this seems impossible using Apple Mail.

    I've looked at Mail Chimp but that is very much angled towards mailing lists and seems quite spammy. I only want to send one email rather than a weekly/monthly newsletter.

    I can't seem to design it in Mail Chimp and then import it into Apple Mail to send in a more personal way.

    Can anyone suggest a better way?
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Services such as Mailchimp and Mailerlite do a good job of making HTML email look good on all devices. Be sure to test, on mobile devices, what you're planning to send.
  3. Steve121178 macrumors 601


    Apr 13, 2010
    Bedfordshire, UK
    Anyone that sends me an email with embedded photos and all that type of crap embedded into it quickly finds itself deleted.

    I'd suggest raising your social media profile to tap into potential new clients rather than sending out junk mail that will probably just irritate people.
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    He has email addresses for former clients. Also, his former clients may be more discerning when it comes social media. That is, they might not be on any.
  5. BenTrovato macrumors 68030


    Jun 29, 2012
    I kind of agree with other comments. If you're sending a professional email to clients you have a relationship with, I think it's better to just write a simple personal note. I would be more apt to read that rather than a professionally formatted email.

    You would know your clients better though. If I was to use a formatted email, I would use a mail service. They do a better job of formatting for a range of devices. You never know where the receiver is going to read that message and you only have one chance before they press delete.
  6. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Most emails I receive at work with images, links, etc. have the images blocked by our security and spam filters and I have to manually release them if I want to see them
    I typically don't want to see them, and the email makes its way to the bin rather quickly

    If it is coming from someone I already know, then I might enable them
    But as above comments state, I'm more interested in what is said, not how pretty it looks (which creates extra steps for me)

    Nicely formatted text and a coherent message that is spell checked and written well goes a long way
  7. whooleytoo macrumors 604


    Aug 2, 2002
    Cork, Ireland.
    I would certainly make sure your email also looks good without the images, as many recipients will have them blocked by default. There's little point in having an email that looks great with images, if most peoples' initial experience is lots of missing images and thus mis-aligned elements.

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