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Hi

I have create a flash file(swf), and added to my site

http://www.netvmail-pt.com/multimedia/Natal2009.htm

But I will like to add the flash to a outlook message to send to all my contacts.

This is a Christmas message, so I have less than 24h to send this

I have tried everything and still cant get that the flash play inside of the message.

I have checked this EE question, but have did not work for me
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Office_Productivity/Groupware/Outlook/Q_21647000.html

When the flash is added to the outlook did not find the file(or the url) to preview. See attached screenshot.

I need to create this message, in a way that email servers do not block as a spam, or virus. Because this as some code, or this kind of files. If the message just read the url, i think it will work.

Anyone can give a help on this?

Thank You

Jail
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Question by:Luciano Patrão
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by:Alan Hardisty
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I think you would be better off linking to the website& file that houses the flash file rather than emailing it out directly.
That way, you keep the size of the email down, it won't get stuck in a spam filter (with any luck) and as long as you get the link right, everyone should be able to access the email and see the flash animation.
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by:Luciano Patrão
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Hi

With a url link very few will open it.

I receive a email today with a flash, that just have a preview from a url. Just like i created, but i cant make this visible in the message. And the email have 88k. Because they just link to the url.

But how? That is my dough

Thank you for your reply

Jail
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Alan Hardisty earned 1200 total points
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Okay - no worries.
The Red cross in the box suggests that you have copied / pasted the SWF into the email.
It might be better to produce an HTML page in something like Word, save the page as HTML and then make sure the flash animation works, then copy / paste the HTML into an email and test it.
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by:Luciano Patrão
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Hi

The red cross is when i open the IE and file sent to email, it will open a new message with the url. This is one way to create this message, but i have no luck :)

If I open the htm whit the word, the flash works perfectly on the word page.

PS: And html code is not one of my skill. I am just a junior on that

Jail
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by:Alan Hardisty
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Okay - I am no programmer, so please refer to this site and see if this works for you:
http://www.flashadvisor.com/tutorial/Dynamic_Content/Embedding_Flash_in_Email-26.html 
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by:Luciano Patrão
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Hi

HTML is not my skills also

I have seen identical examples, but mi main issue, is how to run this code inside of the email message.

Copy and past into the message(even is a html) doesn't not work

I think the best method to skip anvtirus, or been blocked by any mail server is this example

Method 4: Use code to create an Outlook MailItem object (objMsg in the snippet below), then use FileSystemObject methods to read the contents of a saved .htm file:

    Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

    Set ts = fso.OpenTextFile("c:\testfile.htm", _

      ForReading)

    strText = ts.ReadAll

    objMsg.HTMLBody = strText

Because this only read the htm file. This is what i am looking for, but how can i run this inside the email message? This is the bi issue

Jail
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by:David Lee
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Hi, BestWay.

Unless you are using and everyone who is going to receive the message is using Outlook 2003 and earlier, then this is not possible.  Outlook 2007 does not allow embedded Flash objects.  
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by:Luciano Patrão
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Hi

I am working on this in the past few hours

Yes I have checked that outlook add the Red Cross in flash objects for security reasons.

In this site there is very good examples, and how to. But i will not use the flash directly in the Outlook message. It will not pass in the Outlook client.

I have double check the email that i receive with flash, I am mistaken. This is just a simple image, when we click on the image then open the url and play the flash.

I thin i will use this example and create one message like this.

BlueDevilFan, thank you for the reply

I will like to thank you also to alanhardisty for the tips, and trying to help on this

Merry Christmas

Jail
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I will divide the points
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