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    Hello Frndz,
    My problem is when I send HTML emails, in some email accounts (gmail,hotmail) images are not displayed by default. Users have to click ' display images below ' link in order to view images of the email.

    But I would like to display images automatically without having to click any link. Looking for some help from this forum after searching in the net for hours n hours.
    Thanks in advance.

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    You're not finding an answer because one doesn't exist. It's a good question, but it's one that unfortunately will lead you nowhere.

    The reason the answer doesn't exist relates to abuse of the <img> tag by "expert email marketers", by which I'm referring to those people who spam you trying to sell you Viagra, porn, and gambling (something I never understood...what good is Viagra if you're going to spend most of your time watching porn? Seems somewhat of a waste of a pill to me. But I digress.) What happens is that the <img> tag sometimes contains tracking code and can be used to dynamically serve up images while tracking who reads an email from an email blast. Any time the dynamically served image is downloaded, that download is tracked and associated with the email, which is then considered "live".

    And guess what happens from there? Your ***** is too small (even if you're female) and you need to compulsively gamble to overcompensate for your lack of a member. Once you've won millions at the virtual casino, you need to show what a big man (or woman...spammers don't discriminate!) you are by spending your gambling winnings watching dirty movies online catering to just about every fetish humankind has ever come up with.

    I suspect this is one of the many reasons Dorky has predicted the end of email marketing, but he'll have to confirm that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mindstar View Post
    Hello Frndz,
    My problem is when I send HTML emails, in some email accounts (gmail,hotmail) images are not displayed by default. Users have to click ' display images below ' link in order to view images of the email.

    But I would like to display images automatically without having to click any link. Looking for some help from this forum after searching in the net for hours n hours.
    Thanks in advance.
    On the old outlook it will display automatically, but not the 2007 one.

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    I have read in an article that this can be done using Multipart MIME/Base64 encoders and include the image in the body of the mail as inline attachment. But there wasn't much details about it. Can anyone give me some links to read about sending emails as multipart MIME.
    Thanks

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    You need to add inline images in your html emails. Even though you send them as inline, it depends on the email client your subscriber use whether they display or not. Ex: Yahoo displays the inline image. But not hotmail. It blocks them by default. You will see a grey area instead of the image.

    So best is ask your subscriber to add your email to their safelist.

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    If the receiver 'whitelists' you as a trusted source, then they will be able to see all future emails fine.

    Unfortunately TheGame is correct and there is no way to do it from the start. Haven't you ever noticed that images even for big companys such as GoDaddy do not display unless you whitelist them?

    I'm not sure about using Base64 encoding for this, but I wouldn't do it. It could be considered malicious code.


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