Step-by-step guide on how to send HTML email in Outlook 2010
I had a similar post for MS Outlook 2003 and 2007 How to create HTML email in MS Outlook 2003. Apparently Microsoft distinued some functionaly in the 2010 software version, thus the steps mentioned in that post are no longer accurate. Here’s the update if you’re using MS Outlook 2010.
Discontinued features in Outlook 2010
If you want to get the whole scoop of what features were changed and modified, visit this page on Microsoft website. What really affects the sending HTML email capability in Outlook 2010 is this bullet: View Web page URL: Web page URLs cannot be viewed in Outlook. The Web toolbar is not available, which includes the URL address bar, refresh, stop, start page, and Search the Web commands. Read more...
Statistics on email client popularity or email client market share
As I mentioned in another post HTML Email – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, different email clients may display your HTML email differently. Thus it’s always a good idea to know what people, especially your target viewers, are using to read your HTML emails.
Below are two reports done by two different organizations specialized in email marketing. The data collected is pretty up-to-date: one in January 2010, and the other in February 2010. I’m only the messenger here. Hopefully you’ll find it helpful, and please share if you found some other reports about email client popularity. Read more...
Step-by-step guide on how to create HTML email in Outlook 2003
Updated for MS Outlook 2007
Already know about the good, the bad, and the ugly of HTML email through the post about HTML email overview, let’s start creating an HTML email in Outlook 2003 or 2007.
Quick notes about Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007: the process below is the same for both Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007. The difference between these two versions of Outlook is not in the process of creating and sending HTML email but in the built-in HTML email readers. Thus, there may be a bit difference if you create HTML for Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007, but there won’t be any difference if you create HTML in or with Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007. Read more...