Recently, I needed to send an HTML email to a list of graduating seniors here are UC Davis to let them know about some Adobe deals we had. How was I going to do this though? I researched Google and found several different options involving having to use Internet Explorer to “Send page by e-mail”. This was not what I wanted though. I wanted to send it through Outlook. So after even more digging, I finally found the solution and wanted to share it with everyone else. (Hopefully you don’t have to do as much digging as I did to find this page.) Read on after the break.
All you have to do after that is hit send. But again, make sure to test and tweak your work. Each e-mail provider (from Outlook to Hotmail) offers different interpretations of your HTML e-mail. Certain ones don’t care if you use an image map, but Outlook will not let you use it. Make sure you search around for the latest restrictions on HTML emails with various platforms. If anyone has better ways to accomplish this, please be sure to leave a comment at the bottom. Until next time…
Update for Office 2013
It has been a very long time since I have updated anything, but I see that this post still gets a LOT of traffic, so I wanted to give a quick update. While the actual program may look different, the steps listed above still work exactly the same for Outlook 2013.