web based mail clients removing image hyperlinks

Posted on 2012-04-06
Last Modified: 2012-04-06
When sending an email which contains an image with an embedded URL, this works fine when received by Windows Live Mail (for example). However, when received within a webbased email client only the image is shown and the hyperlink is not available. How can this be preserved ?
Question by:cehrnow
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Expert Comment

by:Seven price
ID: 37816138
the image should be wrapped in basic html tag.

<a href="#" ><img src="" border="0" /></a>

this works in all email browsers.

Author Comment

ID: 37816161
I have tried format <a href="#" ><img src="" border="0" /></a>


Dim htmlView As AlternateView = AlternateView.CreateAlternateViewFromString(as above format)

Is there any reason why this should be different ?

Accepted Solution

Seven price earned 500 total points
ID: 37816208
did you try
Dim mailNew As New Net.Mail.MailMessage
        mailNew.IsBodyHtml = True

Author Closing Comment

ID: 37816439
Yes, just needed to keep it simple !

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