Lynda.com have a tutorial called: Effective HTML Email and Newsletters
Here's a decription:
provides in-depth, hands-on training on all aspects of email marketing, from crafting emails and setting up effective marketing campaigns to managing spam filters and evaluating delivery services. Author Tim Slavin introduces the fundamentals of email marketing, including the differences between HTML email and web pages, how to code emails that display properly on receipt, and ways to stay current with HTML email standards and capabilities. The course includes several project-oriented tutorials on creating multi-column newsletter layouts and multi-product offer emails, and also explains how to automate email creation, test emails prior to delivery, outsource campaigns, and address common coding problems.Topics include:
- Understanding MIME types
- Reducing spam potential in an email or email list
- Creating content for email campaigns
- Understanding the design constraints of HTML emails
- Building email address lists
- Understanding the ideal coding process
- Designing a plain text email from an HTML email
- Deciding how and when to test an email
- Sending email with canned templates
- Troubleshooting layout, spacing, and image issues
- Adding video to email
http://www.lynda.com/Business-Online-Marketing-SEO-tutorials/Effective-HTML-Email-and-News letters/76981-2.html?srchtrk=index%3A1%0Alinktypeid%3A2%0Aq%3Anewsletter%0Apage%3A1%0As%3A relevance%0Asa%3Atrue%0Aproducttypeid%3A2
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Thanks for the feedback, but is there any recommendations for something that I don't have to subscribe to. The adobe software costs a lot as is,
without then having to pay for instructoins on how it works. :-(
Here's a link for a free one week subscription: http://bit.ly/fcGpiI
BTW, for email newsletters you might want consider Constant Contact or MailChimp. These are very inexpensive services that will save you a great deal of time and effort for email blasts.
That said, I think you need to revise your attitude a bit. Cars cost a lot of money, too, but you don't just hand over the keys to someone who's never learned how to drive.
It's quite the reverse, without any experience at all you won't come far with the professional-grade software Adobe creates. And yes, proper education isn't free.
Were you attempting to write and send your emails from within InDesign? Perhaps you'd better ask in (for example) the Dreamweaver forum, as all of this is based on HTML.
Cheers for the feedback, good point about the car, however a manual on "how to" basics would normally be provided with a car. And I would hope for other options than Jensen Button as a driving instructor.
I do appreciate your help.
In all my years of using forums I've never happened across such arrogance. A simple "yes - Indesign can do this, you might need to check this out" or "No - Indesign can't do this" would have sufficed.
Not everyone here is a native English speaker, so calm down and stop reading more into something than you need to.
In all my years of using forums I've never happened across such arrogance
I guess you never visited the pre-Jive Photoshop forum...