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Embedding Images in HTML Outlook Emails

October 21, 2013
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Embedding an image directly into an Outlook email, or creating a basic inline image HTML email, is a great way to include your graphic or photo in your message without forcing the recipients to open a link. The image automatically loads when the email is opened, and is still visible to the recipient event when he or she is offline. Here’s an example:

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Creating an HTML email in Outlook can be done in just a few simple steps:

  1. Upload a web-optimized image (in Photoshop, for example, make sure you click “Save for Web” and format to 600 pixels wide), and then upload it to emerson.edu through Drupal. Anyone in your department with Drupal access can do this for you.
  2. Open the URL of the uploaded image in a browser. All you will see on that page is the image itself.
  3. Right-click and ‘Copy’ the image.
  4. Open a new message in Outlook and simply paste the image in.

As always, please contact Web Services if you have any difficulty or additional questions!