Msg#: 4325700 posted 10:40 pm on Jun 13, 2011 (gmt 0)
Hello, I usually get email newsletter from companies like Adobe or Career builder and they look perfect! (My Yahoo mail or my Hotmail donít even ask me to download the images). My question is: how do they do it? What kind of secret code, server are they using? While other newsletters block images.
Msg#: 4325700 posted 1:43 pm on Jun 14, 2011 (gmt 0)
Get a copy of WinMerge, copy and paste the HTML source from two emails and break it down until you find the area where the email's HTML starts and ends. I would imagine there is a lot of inline styling offhand.
Msg#: 4325700 posted 1:58 pm on Jun 14, 2011 (gmt 0)
One of the keys to working out a good newsletter template is having test accounts on a wide variety of email clients. The oddities that they represent are like browsers of ten years ago - except there are so many more email clients!
Here's a solid post that's now over five years old, but it's still well worth the read. Email seems to be evolving a lot more slowly than the rest of online technology.
Msg#: 4325700 posted 8:30 pm on Jun 14, 2011 (gmt 0)
+1 to lucy24's and tedster's suggestion.
The various email clients treat the display of inline objects differently depending on if the message has been sent or not. Also how images are attached and linked in a message differ between email clients.
Take a message from your Inbox and reverse engineer it by looking at it's source. Much to be learned!
Msg#: 4325700 posted 9:33 pm on Jun 14, 2011 (gmt 0)
I think most email clients only block images that are being loaded from a remote server,
If you include or embed the images then it shouldn't block them.
The reason email clients started blocking remote images is because it was a way of determining what email addresses opened an email and when they opened the email. Often times this was used to spam. A spammer would send out emails to auto generated email addresses firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
then they embed an image tag with a unique query string attached to it
Msg#: 4325700 posted 9:39 pm on Jun 14, 2011 (gmt 0)
Email seems to be evolving a lot more slowly than the rest of online technology.
Thanks to Microsoft who decided it was more important for Outlook to be compatible with MS Word's garbage HTML code, when you export a page, than modern HTML, HTML emails are stuck in 1998. That's the secret.