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E-mailing interactive newsletter to customers

I am trying to send a monthly newsletter to our customers who have signed up on our webpage to receive it.  I have created the newsletter in Photoshop and then sliced parts of it so when it is clicked on, it will direct the customer to specific pages on our website.

Best case scenario is that we want to send the newsletter by e-mail and have it work interactively within the customer's e-mail...if that doesn't work, we want to place the file on a backpage of our website and just send the link by e-mail and then have it work interactively there.  I am not having any success doing either of these.

Please advise me on how to accomplish this.  Thank you in advance for your help.
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
which program you are using to send these html newsletter?

basically we create the letter and sliced them to get html with images
then we edit the html to create links
then we upload the images to a web server and link the html to these online images instead of the local ones
and then we use an email blast program to send the html file and subscribers will see the html newsletter which will fetch the images from the web server.

otherwise if you are using outlook, you can just open the html letter in you browser
select the images, copy and paste in the body of your email
and it should still fetch the images from the server.
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cozmo_trollAuthor Commented:
We are using Outlook Express.  Sorry I forgot to put that in the question.
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
i use that too.....and the copying html contents work fine with me :)
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cozmo_trollAuthor Commented:
Thank you.  I will try that.  I am going to go ahead and accept this as the solution now, but if I run into any problems or have any other questions...I'll let you know.  Thanks again.
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
no problem :)
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cozmo_trollAuthor Commented:
SheharyaarSaahil:
I am having troubles with this.  Sorry I already accepted the solution.  Here is where I am at:
So, I have all the parts on my newsletter sliced in Photoshop and I have viewed it in Adobe Image Ready, but I am not sure how to get it online permanently...and not just in the preview mode.  What format do I need to save the document in and how do I get it on a "blank" online page?  The administrative back pages of our website is not allowing me to upload it, so I need an alternative way of doing it besides just sticking it on there.  Could you please advise me on this?  Thank you for your help.
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
>> and I have viewed it in Adobe Image Ready

no need to view it in IR
after slicing, goto File>Save for Web and then choose the images format, jpeg is recommended if you have more graphical work, and gif is recommended if you have more text.

then choose HTML and Images fromt he File Type drop down box
and save the file
you will get one HTML file with one images folder with all your sliced images inside it

open the html in dreamweaver or frontpage or any other html editor, give the links which you want to give
them upload the images on any web server, if you don't have a server available, have a search on google for free upload images and you can many such services.

after uploading, relink the images in html to the ones already uploaded and online
then open the html in your browser
slelect all the images and contents of the html and copy
create new message in outlook, and past the copied contents in the body of this email

send it to a test email for checking how does it look :)
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cozmo_trollAuthor Commented:
I will try this and let you know if it worked or not...it may take me a while...but thanks again in advance.
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
no problem.....take your time :)
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cozmo_trollAuthor Commented:
We are unable to openly edit our website by using Dreamweaver or FrontPage.  Is there any way to send the html e-mail without attaching it to the web?
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
which website?
you were supposed to save a single html file using photoshop
couldn't you open it using dreamweaver or frontpage?
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cozmo_trollAuthor Commented:
We don't have either of those programs.  We have Adobe Go Live, but our website was created by a third-party and then we have administrative back pages that we can go into to update and add different things, but it won't let me add this newsletter that I am trying to create.  Sorry this has gotten much more complicated that I first thought.

I did save the file using photoshop, but once i created the html file, i had no where to go with it.  
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
>> i had no where to go with it
you need an HTML editor to edit the HTML file.

Get this Free HTML Editor from CoffeeCup
http://www.coffeecup.com/free-editor/

and follow my comments above to prepare the HTML email.
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