Insert pictures into your message
AY Mail 2. Any Edition
Basic knowledge of HTML required
Normal email messages are plain text. They cannot
contain pictures in the middle of the text. If you
want to use pictures, you need to send
Pictures may be inserted into the HTML message with
the IMG tag. For example,
When recipients view this message, the picture
will be downloaded from http://www.yourcompany/picture.gif
and displayed to the recipient. Thus, the picture
must be on your web site at any time the message is
viewed, and the recipient must be connected to the
Internet at that time.
The other method to insert a picture is to embed
it into your message. To do this you need to refer
to a local copy of the picture:
<IMG SRC="C:\Documents and Settings\My
When AY Mail sees the reference like this one, it will
get the picture from the file and automatically embed
it into the message. It will also change the reference
to the picture in your HTML code with the reference to
the embedded picture.
It is possible to display different pictures to
different recipients. For example, you
may prepare two pictures called
Male.gif and Female.gif
on your web site. If you have a
Data Field named
Gender which can be either
Male or Female
, you can use the text macro (see
personalize messages for detailed instructions):
When message is sent, this macro will be replaced with
words Male or Female. Your recipients will see either the
If the gender is unknown, Female.gif
will be used.
For the pictures located on your computer you can
use the same method:
<IMG SRC="C:\Documents and Settings\My Pictures\#/Text(Gender,,Female)/#.gif">
Keep in mind that web links are case sensitive
(male and Male are different), while local file
names are not (male and MALE is the same).
Also, you can put detectable links into your graphical objects.
These references will be triggered every time the message is opened,
and AY Track will record the hits.
See How to use detectable links to find out if the message was read.