html-page e-mail to customers from outlock express, like newsletters
What should I beware of when I send a whole .html page with outlock express to customers?
My outlock express is in swedish but I will try to translate the steps I make.
First I make a .html file with text and images, via <img src="http://webpagesexampeladress.com/image.jpg">, so it won´t be any attached files in the e-mail.
Then I open outlock express and press "Create E-mail" > "Webbpage"
And then I write the adress in the field that comes up. For example http://webpagesexampeladress.com/news_mail_2012.html
Then outlock express creates a new e-mail with my .html file in the textarea.
It is now possible to edit with outlock express, like a plain text e-mail.
And now I write the adress to my customers and press SEND.
Is it correct to do like this? Have I forgott anything that will look monstrous in for example Gmail, Yahoo or Hotmail? :)
The things I allready know is that there should be no extern .css and it is good to have a link in the bottom of the page(e-mail) that says "Does the page look monstrous, press this link to view it in your browser".
I will be very happy to hear your thoughts about this : )
Here is a very good resource detailing what works and what doesnt.
There are also a number of free templates available to download. Why not download some and look to see how they are built?
I sent HTML emails in outlook express a long time ago but from memory this email client is one of the few that have an edit source button. I used to do all my editing / building first then copy and paste my HTML straight into the source.
Info on how to locate the source button
Please note, every email program I've used so far (Windows Live Mail, Opera Mail, My ISP's mailbox, Hotmail, maybe more) blocks images from all senders unless explicitly unblocked. I have recieved innumerous amounts of formatted emails, and they have all looked completely hideous because they are full of white boxes with red crosses where a blocked image is.
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