5 Replies Latest reply on Oct 22, 2006 10:28 AM by Newsgroup_User

    web-mail

    cncreative

      Can anyone please tell me how web-mail companies send you an e-mail ad with pictures so that the pictures do not show as attachments. I have tried creating an ad with html placing it on my site and then e-mailing to myself to see how it looks, but it always includes the pictures as attachments that can be downloaded. I assume there must be some way of doing this so that when the receiving person opens up the e-mail they are simply directed to the web page? I would be really grateful for any help.
        • 1. Re: web-mail
          mikeyboy80
          Normally they'd use a bulk-mailer program such as Groupmail which has tools for doing this sort of thing.

          It basically creates an HTML email with the images linked directly from a website... not entirely sure if your basic email programs would let you do this, and generally peoples' email programs block the images anyway.
          • 2. Re: web-mail
            cncreative Level 1
            Many thanks for getting back so quickly , much appreciate.
            • 3. Re: web-mail
              Level 7
              I believe it has more to do with the RECEIVER'S email program than with how
              they are sent out. You may not be able to control that for everybody.

              But you can create an HTML email in Dreamweaver. Just build the page with
              the images, upload the images to a server, and make the paths in your page
              be absolute - in other words:

              <img src=" http://www.mydomain.com/myemailimage.jpg">

              Here's a good tutorial on creating and sending HTML emails:
              http://www.dwfaq.com/tutorials/Miscellaneous/htmlemail.asp


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              "cncreative" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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              >
              > Can anyone please tell me how web-mail companies send you an e-mail ad
              > with
              > pictures so that the pictures do not show as attachments. I have tried
              > creating
              > an ad with html placing it on my site and then e-mailing to myself to see
              > how
              > it looks, but it always includes the pictures as attachments that can be
              > downloaded. I assume there must be some way of doing this so that when
              > the
              > receiving person opens up the e-mail they are simply directed to the web
              > page?
              > I would be really grateful for any help.
              >


              • 4. Re: web-mail
                cncreative Level 1
                Many thanks - It was a combination of the two. I downloaded the free version of Groupmail (really reccommend) Created the ad in DW, copy the html code and paste it into the <insert html> in Groupmail and then make the links to the pics absolute. Hope this will a help to someone else.
                • 5. Re: web-mail
                  Level 7

                  "cncreative" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                  > Many thanks - It was a combination of the two. I downloaded the free
                  > version of
                  > Groupmail (really reccommend) Created the ad in DW, copy the html code and
                  > paste it into the <insert html> in Groupmail and then make the links to
                  > the
                  > pics absolute. Hope this will a help to someone else.

                  Yup, that's what I do, except that I use Outlook Express to send it. Glad
                  you got it working.


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