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Mail clients are designed to do one thing: display text. They're good at that, and even at displaying images, but asking them to submit a form to your website is a bad idea. Even if most of them didn't block this behavior (which they do) users aren't used to doing a search from an e-mail, and would probably be suspicious of clicking textboxes and buttons in your email, as they should be. Even if they do figure this out, you're opening them to a wide range of vulnerabilities, including someone spoofing the email and pointing the form to their own server, then asking the user to "log in" and stealing their credentials.
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for example, your newsletter could look like the following:
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