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Outline advice for an e-mail shot

Thread began 2/17/2011 5:28 am by russell298997 | Last modified 2/17/2011 10:02 am by Jason Byrnes | 768 views | 1 replies |

russell298997

Outline advice for an e-mail shot

I have a site where client can (using DataAssist), upload special offers in back end for show on home page. QUite simple - brand, product, price was, price now, few sales points and an image upoad.

what i want to do is use universal mail to then email a recordset of prospects with the content of the offer embedded in an email. before i do it i just wanted to check there are no issues with this?

i am aware of how to tell it to email the required recordset etc, but i want to be sure that, if i use the DWEdit function to create the body in Universal Mail, I can include all this info that is being input - including the uploaded image. Will it do that ok?

Also, how do I go about ensuring the CSS formatting is replicated in the email body that is sent out. Other emails I have triggered using UMail dont apply the CSS formatting that is coded.

I'm not looking for an A-Z of how to do it, just confirmation that it is achievable and how I might go about ensuring the CSS formatting sticks

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Yes, this is achievable, for the image to display in the email, make sure that you use a full URL in the image source:
<img src="http://mydomain.com/images/<?php echo $row_rsName['imageName']; ?>" />

when applying css formatting to your email, the css needs to be applied inline rather than using an attached style sheet, for example:
<div style="border: 1px solid #000;">My Div</div>


many email programs wont display css formatting if you use an attached style sheet and classes.

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