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Guest

I want to email my newsletter so that subscribers open directly to the web
page rather than receive a link they must follow. Can I do that in Front
Page?
 
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Traveler said:
I want to email my newsletter so that subscribers open directly to the web
page rather than receive a link they must follow. Can I do that in Front
Page?
Yes. An email newsletter is just an HTML page with all of its images given
absolute paths (http://www.yourdomain.com/images/yourimage.gif), with the
paths pointing to images you've stored on a server.

It's best to keep the page (and thus its code) very simple, since email
programs are a little behind browsers in their ability to display HTML pages
properly.

You don't want to use any complex code or scripting, or anything requiring
server-side processing, such as features which use FrontPage extensions.

You can send the email with any email program, being sure to select the Rich
Text/HTML option.
 
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Stefan B Rusynko

FYI
Most Email clients will now block html formatted messages w/ images for security reasons

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| | >I want to email my newsletter so that subscribers open directly to the web
| > page rather than receive a link they must follow. Can I do that in Front
| > Page?
|
| Yes. An email newsletter is just an HTML page with all of its images given
| absolute paths (http://www.yourdomain.com/images/yourimage.gif), with the
| paths pointing to images you've stored on a server.
|
| It's best to keep the page (and thus its code) very simple, since email
| programs are a little behind browsers in their ability to display HTML pages
| properly.
|
| You don't want to use any complex code or scripting, or anything requiring
| server-side processing, such as features which use FrontPage extensions.
|
| You can send the email with any email program, being sure to select the Rich
| Text/HTML option.
|
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| Patty Ayers | www.WebDevBiz.com
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P C

I don't understand what you mean by "open on the web". If you mean you
want to send an email that contains your online web page as the message,
the work around by patty will work.

You can also do this directly in Outlook 2000 or later. Open a new
message. Make sure the form of the message is HTML (Click Format and
check off HTML). Go to your web Select all and copy to clipboard the
selection. Go to your message and paste the selection. Be aware that
this method does not include external stylesheet and other bells and
whistles.

But if that's what you really want, what's the purpose of doing that
when a short link with the URL will do the same. Most people who read
email newsletter are interested in content--not fluff.


....PC
 
Stefan B Rusynko said:
FYI
Most Email clients will now block html formatted messages w/ images for
security reasons
I believe only one email client does that, Outlook Express, and only the
newer versions. None of the other email clients do.
 
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Stefan B Rusynko

Outlook 2003

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| | > FYI
| > Most Email clients will now block html formatted messages w/ images for
| > security reasons
|
| I believe only one email client does that, Outlook Express, and only the
| newer versions. None of the other email clients do.
|
|
| --
| Patty Ayers | www.WebDevBiz.com
| Free Articles on the Business of Web Development
| Web Design Contract, Estimate Request Form, Estimate Worksheet
| --
|
|
 
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Guest

I'm sorry I did not explain myself correctly. I mean that when the
subscriber opens the email, he will land on the website. I get Frommers
daily newsletter. I open the email and land directly on the newsletter.
When I get some of my bills online, I open the email and THEN have to use the
link to get to the site (ie my local newspaper). I want my subscribers to do
it the way I do with Frommers. I really want this to be professional.
 
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Thomas A. Rowe

Both method are "professional".

Based on your description, the Frommers method is actual sending a full HTML document as email that
has the look and feel of their web site with absolute URL to any content directly on their web site.

However, if you or other user have HTML email blocked, then you will see HTML code or plain text.

The link approach is the best approach, as it does not overload users mailboxes with large message.

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Thomas A. Rowe said:
Both method are "professional".

Based on your description, the Frommers method is actual sending a full
HTML document as email that has the look and feel of their web site with
absolute URL to any content directly on their web site.

However, if you or other user have HTML email blocked, then you will see
HTML code or plain text.

The link approach is the best approach, as it does not overload users
mailboxes with large message.
However, an HTML email with images called from a remote server, being just
plain text, shouldn't be a large message.
 
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Thomas A. Rowe

Agreed.

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FrontPage Resources, WebCircle, MS KB Quick Links, etc.
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Steve Easton

However, since the "standard" / "recommended" practice these days is to only open email in "text
only mode" an html email will most likely not be seen correctly by all intended recipients.

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Steve Easton
Microsoft MVP FrontPage
95isalive
This site is best viewed............
........................with a computer
 
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Tom Gahagan

Just a thought for what it is worth... about .02 !!!!

Since this is a subscription it might be ok but personally I detest emails
that do this. You might want to consider giving subscribers the option to
get the type of email you want or one with a link they have to click. Of
course that may not DRIVE the traffic to your site that you want but it does
respect your subscribers wishes....... which might be a good thing.

Anyway... just a opinion... no big deal!

Best to you........
Tom Gahagan
 
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Andrew Murray

but it's not the email client itself; it is SP2 doing all the blocking isn't
it? it just integrates "better" into the microsoft products like IE and OE.
 
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Thomas A. Rowe

Both.

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FrontPage Resources, WebCircle, MS KB Quick Links, etc.
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Andrew Murray said:
but it's not the email client itself; it is SP2 doing all the blocking isn't it? it just
integrates "better" into the microsoft products like IE and OE.
 
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