I have created a new template with two different pictures included with text and have been practicing the ACT! Mail Merge to several test email addresses. The dreaded white box with the red x is showing up everytime. I have tried saving the pictures as jpeg, gif and bmp but none of the formats seem to work. I found infromation on programs like Mail Merge and SwiftPage that help with HTML but I will usually not be sending out 100+ a a time. Any suggestions?
The reason you are getting a red x is that you may not be hosting the image properly. When you send an email with images in it, they must be hosted on a web server for the email application to retrieve once the message is delivered. When using a service like Swiftpage, we host the images for you on our servers and when delivered, the image will show - taking the hassle out of you having to learn HTML. We have a number of customers that send less than 100 emails at a time and have a lower price point to fit the model you may be looking for.
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