Is there a way to send email with an image in the body and not as an attachment? I want to do multiple emails as marketing and include an image in the body of the message. The image can be the same in each email.
You will want to use a plugin or external scripting to accomplish this. To have it not appear as an attachment, it would need to be sent as html, and the image showing in the html. You can either reference an image from a web server, or even reference the attached image(s).
On it's own, filemaker doesn't send multipart/html emails... it's text only.
Take a look at http://www.dacons.net/fmplugins/mailit5/
I use SMTPit Pro from CNS to send HTML emails from the FileMaker apps I develop. I provide two ways to include images in the body of messages:
1. Specify an HTML image tag that points to an image hosted on a web server. (I use SuperContainer for storing images, but this isn't the only way.) You'll want to be sure the web server can be addressed by an Internet domain (www.myserver.com) instead only being addressable via an IP address (184.108.40.206) and that you use this domain to point to the images, as some email clients will refuse to download images in the later case (IP adresss), fearing embedded malware.
2. SMTPit Pro allows you to specify any attachment to an outgoing messages as either a normal attachment or an inline image. So when adding an image as an attachment, specify the "inline image" option, and then be sure the HTML image tag points to that "attached" file.
While this might sound a little involved, it's really doesn't take very much coding to make it work. You can use an HTML design tool to mock up the body of the email, and then you can tweak the HTML that is created to point to your images. Just keep the design straightforward and as simple as possible to accompligh the look you want, as email clients can't render all of the more sophisticted HTML that a modern browser can handle.
Thanks for your help.
Paul S. Kivett
Architectural Photography - FileMaker Developer - Bagel Baker Extraordinaire
6861 West 181 Terr
Stilwell, Kansas 66085
Thanks for your help. This looks like what I need.
Thanks for your help. I will try a plug in.
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