Images in announcements?


#1

Is it possible to post an image into an announcement on the announcement list function? Otherwise the emails look really dull. Any suggestions?
thanks!
Lori


#2

You would have to post it as an HTML formatted announcement and have the image on your site somewhere.

-Scott


#3

Emails are supposed to be dull. HTML emails are evil.

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#4

So if I had it posted on my site somewhere, I could just copy the html code and paste it in the email box? i’ll try that. As you can see, I"m not a real techie, so if you have more hints, that’d be sweet.
thanks!
Lori


#5

I would seriously advise against this approach.

Emails are for reading, not ‘viewing’.

Include a link in your email to your fancy online version :slight_smile:


#6

Yea, I like that idea. Thank you!
And I didn’t realize there was such a strong distaste for images in emails. In the sneaker biz, we get that ALL the time…
thanks!


#7

It’s not email as God intended, apparently. Lots of businesses do it. It just inflates the size of messages and slows things down, plus adds the risk of malicious hidden content.

-Scott


#8

I think most are getting sick of the spammers. But for legit emails, I prefer the html anyday. Thats what there for.
Silk

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#9

That’s simply not true. Email was never designed to carry HTML or any other rich text formatting. Email was always meant to be a simple, plain text messaging system. The ability to add rich text formatting came about because of proprietary extensions to mail applications.

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#10

Although I tend to agree that HTML email is a waste of bandwidth, consumer expectations tend toward “glossier” presentation. I never use HTML email when conversing with friends or co-workers.

However, I do have to consider using it when communicating with “consumers” who are interested in attending a charity event, for which I tend the website and announcement list.

Now, I know how to set up an HTML email that links to images on my website(s) – that’s easy. The problem is that most properly-configured email clients are set up to suppress the display of externally-linked images, unless the sender happens to have been explicitly placed on a whitelist.

The best way to make sure that HTML email with images gets seen is also the least efficient way: embed images in the email. Unfortunately, that’s what I need to do. And I don’t know whether there’s any way to accomplish that with DreamHost’s announcement list. I suspect there isn’t. Can anyone help me?