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HTML email newsletter with save the date

     
1:51 am on Jul 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

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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?

Thanks

4:53 am on July 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

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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 July 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

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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 July 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

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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 July 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

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thanks for the info and advice!
 

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