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SharePoint 2013 365 Blog Alerts Not Showing Pictures

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I'm not sure what info i need to provide with this, but when someone chooses to be alerted by blog activity, the email that is sent is not showing photos.  I checked out the source, and it looks like the image's src path is relative to the site.  There is a base tag in the head section, though, so I'm guessing this is not the issue.  How can I correct this?  Is this a permissions issue?  Thanks for reading.

Here's a pic of an email:
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this is a known issue that embedded pictures in the alert Email cannot be displayed if the list item was added through incoming email. A workaround I can think of is creating a custom event handler to intercept the alert and reformat it properly.
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Thank you so much! I've seen similar suggestions as I've been researching this issue, but I'm not exactly sure how to go about doing that.  Can you create custom even handlers in the 365 version of SharePoint?
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There is really no "different" way to create Event Receivers for SharePoint online.  You can create remote event receivers for 365 like this
http://sundarnarasiman.net/?p=224
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http://blog.kloud.com.au/2014/03/13/remote-event-receiver-rer-for-host-web-using-sharepoint-provider-hosted-app-in-office-365sharepoint-online-environment/
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Very good.  Thank you.  I saw something where the alerts generated from blog posts might be handled in a different way.  Is that true, or will the guides you posted allow me to access the blog alert event too?
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Blog Comments are treated as lists in Sharepoint so SPItemEventReceiver class will do the trick
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Thanks so much for your help on this.  Is the idea to change the SRC value of blog post photos to a full path after they are posted and before the alert event is triggered?  As I'm following those guides, I want to make sure I'm able to apply it to my specific issue.
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the idea behind this is to use custom event receivers to send email as an alert when something gets added/removed/edited on the list. This will not be the OOTB alerts or modifying it. Its tat you build your own event receiver and attach it to the list and send email upon triggers.
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Ah, I got you.  That makes sense.  Would there be a way to purge the existing list of people who previously signed up for alerts, or better yet, retrieve that list of people so I can add them to the one I create?  I can make a separate post for this question if you'd like.
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You should be able to use the alerts using web service, http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/alerts.alerts.getalerts.aspx, to get that information. There is a simple wrapper for the web services if you want to use jQuery, SPServices.
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Thank you, this helped a lot
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