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Save the Date
HTML email newsletter with save the date

 1:51 am on Jul 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

Hi, am sending HTML emails to mostly professionals who wouldn't be using web based emails.

I have been including a save this date link using HTML (a href=""). Problem is, I am not sure if it is only working internally as it is saved on a common drive or if it is working in the outside world.

Am I doing this correctly?




 4:53 am on Jul 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

What is a save this date link? Could you show us some example HTML? Different mail clients treat links differently depending on the users' settings.


 5:04 am on Jul 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

Sorry - I have opened outlook created an appointment and then saved it to the folder that my HTML is sitting in as a vCalender Format .vcs. example test.vcs

Then in the HTML I write

<a href="c:\mydrive\test.vcs">Save date - Thursday 30 July</a>

Ultimately, I am writing invitations and would like to have a link in the email invitation that recipients can click on and have them save that date to their diary. Is that possible?


 5:17 am on Jul 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

That will only work on your local machine.

Are you certain that all of your messages will be read in Outlook? If so, you could put that link to a web server and it should function. Other mail clients may not work the same though.

I'd suggest looking into the hCalendar microformat for date formatting. That's a bit more cross platform.


 12:55 am on Jul 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

thanks for the info and advice!

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