Outlook for XP (How to embed images into HTML email without absolute linking)
Posted on 2006-11-13
I'm trying to embed some images into my HTML file so that when I setup a new template with Outlook's "Stationery Picker..." I can select the HTML file I wish to use and the images will be embeded rather than pointing to the web server to download them when the user opens the received email.
I cannot find out how to do this at all and I have scoured the internet for DAYS!
I've been trying to find out more about CID: (Content-ID) but it all seems very complicated and I can't understand (or find any information on...) how to change a absolute URL like http://www.mydomain.com/images/header.gif into a CID: url?
All other ways of embedding an image seem to require server-side code to embed the image, but I'm not sending my email from a server using server-side code but sending via the Email client (Outlook software) with a HTML file.
If anyone can help me out here as this is now starting to drive me bonkers! and the client is screaming down my neck to get a solution sorted (because currently we are pointing the images to the server absolutely - i.e. http://www.mydomain.com/images/header.gif - and the client is unhappy with having absolute pointing images as the recipients cannot view the email images without an internet connection).