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zoobie
07-14-2002, 07:44 AM
I'm trying to get an image to display via a hot-link in a html email in AOL.

Example:

<img src="http://host.com/me/image.gif"></img>?

All headers are in place and working properly in yahoo, hotmail, web and clients....just not AOL.

Possible?

Thanks :p

scroots
07-14-2002, 02:00 PM
aol (all online ludicrus) doesn`t support html email, i think.
scroots

joh6nn
07-14-2002, 03:05 PM
no, they definitely support html email. i get loads of it all the time in my aol account. but recently i haven't gotten anything with a picture in it. if i do, i'll take a look at the source, and let you know how they did it.

zoobie
07-14-2002, 07:18 PM
Well, you may be seeing an embedded file that's actually sent along with the email.

The other way is to just point to a file on the web like my example above ...but I don't know if this is possible in AOL.

mouse
07-14-2002, 08:45 PM
It won't display as the host of the image may be able to decipher information from the referrer, the same reason Hotmail opens links in its encrypted frameset thingy. I'd guess anyway.

zoobie
07-15-2002, 11:43 AM
You may be right...AOL can display an embedded file fine...just not display a linked one....bummer.

:rolleyes:

scroots
07-15-2002, 09:17 PM
there will be aweay of fixing your problem probably using embed, why not look on www.aol.com they have a whole section devoted to developers/web master with this sort of info on it.

scroots

zoobie
07-16-2002, 09:46 AM
What's the address? All I saw is a bunch of new crud for sale.

You may havta be a member to access.

Thanks:rolleyes:

scroots
07-16-2002, 06:09 PM
i`ll find it they provide lotts of tech stuff info about there crud as people want to know how to code for there users.

scroots

scroots
07-16-2002, 06:11 PM
the webmaster section..
http://webmaster.info.aol.com/

just your look they had an article on it

http://webmaster.info.aol.com/index.cfm?sitenum=2&article=500000000000042

scroots

zoobie
07-18-2002, 09:08 PM
I think this falls under security issues like mouse said seeing as I've followed AOL's directions for HTML emails:

"The common theme here is end-user security. Malicious emailers can bury a wide variety of harmful actions within the HTML email, including programs that activate upon download. Alternately, as is the case with Meta Refresh, a user can be sent to another web site automatically. With URL Tooltips, the TITLE attribute is generated by the client so that malicious emailers cannot specify that a link goes to one site when it in fact goes to another. It is important to AOL that the end-user be protected from these potential security hazards."

The URL is to a linked image which poses a security threat if I'm reading this right...

This is probably why embedded images display properly. They're not linked to external sites.

:p



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