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Including graphics and hyperlinks in email

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What are the options for composing an email that contains graphics and hyperlinks without being too large? My thoughts are to use Word and the Save as Web Page option and then set the email to be of type HTML. I tried creating a Word Document and cutting and pasting it into an email - for a 1 page rather simple flyer it was 8MB. I used Print Screen and MSPaint and that made it much smaller, but doesn't allow for links. I want the content to be visible as soon as you open the email, without having to open an attachment. Is there an easier way?
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If you are using Microsoft Outlook, you can change the format of the email to HTML.  Then you can use HTML code.

If you use Word then Save as Web page, run the HTML file through a program called HTML Tidy (from W3C.org) to remove all the junk that word embeds.
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A decent guide is located:
http://www.anandgraves.com/html-email-guide
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"If you are using Microsoft Outlook, you can change the format of the email to HTML.  Then you can use HTML code."

Thanks for the response. There must be a step to this I don't see. If I set the format of the email to HTML and put HTML code in the message, when it is received, the tags show as text - it isn't displayed as HTML.
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best way to do it would be to use a html editing package such as dreamweaver etc.. once you have designedd the page, host all the imanges on a folder in your website and in your code reference that location for images in your code and send out the mail.
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dineesh,
It is the sending out part that isn't working. I am trying to send it from Outlook, not from a website. If I set the format of the email to HTML and put HTML code in the message, when it is received, the tags show as text - it isn't displayed as HTML. I receive other HTML messages as HTML, so I don't think it is the receive setting in Outlook. Thanks.
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EE wants this question closed. I haven't received feedback from the experts on the questions I had with their proposed solutions. I'm not positive, but I think what I wanted to do isn't possible.
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