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Topic # 133897 7-Nov-2013 11:55 Send private message

I want to brainstorm an idea of mine. I would like to be able to place information in an email that can be easily manipulated, preferably from a desktop. A bit like a outlook signature.
I use signature function a lot , it creates consistency and saves a heap of typing.
This would be either part of that, or and addition, like a banner add. Preferably one that rotates. So in a conversation email a different ad would appear. Could be as much as a single line of text to a full on banner.

So thats the starting point comments, ideas, smackdown!

If you already know of a product please let me know save reinventing the wheel




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  Reply # 928675 7-Nov-2013 11:57 Send private message

BannerMail from here http://www.livelinkconnect.com/our-products/one-to-one/branded-email looks like what you're after?

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  Reply # 928742 7-Nov-2013 13:01 Send private message

A little tip: A lot of email reading happens on the web these days, and mostly as https connections.

If you want your graphics to show up for people that view their emails like this, you have to serve up the images from https (so a secure connection).






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  Reply # 928784 7-Nov-2013 13:47 Send private message

jarledb: A little tip: A lot of email reading happens on the web these days, and mostly as https connections.

If you want your graphics to show up for people that view their emails like this, you have to serve up the images from https (so a secure connection).

Thank you very useful to know




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  Reply # 928787 7-Nov-2013 13:50 Send private message

Ok I have discovreded its called "signature marketing"

There are two products I have found so far
http://www.exclaimer.co.nz/signature-manager/

http://www.symprex.com/products/email-signature-disclaimer-manager/

Now i know the keyword i will see if there is a opensource or the likes





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  Reply # 928790 7-Nov-2013 13:53 Send private message

One can add custom email signatures via exchange.

However, a couple of suggestions (my opinion). If you do put a signature advert in your email, keep it small, relevant and for your own company. Also, Ensure that it does not visually detract from the content of the email. For example a small company logo (branding of either the company or a product) and contact details is considered ok.

If you put 3rd party adverts in the email, either people will start blocking the emails or local ISPs may choose to do this as this is effectively email spam.




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  Reply # 928830 7-Nov-2013 15:08 Send private message

TwoSeven: One can add custom email signatures via exchange.

However, a couple of suggestions (my opinion). If you do put a signature advert in your email, keep it small, relevant and for your own company. Also, Ensure that it does not visually detract from the content of the email. For example a small company logo (branding of either the company or a product) and contact details is considered ok.

If you put 3rd party adverts in the email, either people will start blocking the emails or local ISPs may choose to do this as this is effectively email spam.


Yep I agree keep it to your own company especially in NZ as the consumer laws and spamming laws are extremely bias to consumer, those laws create an expectation from the consumer to suppress advertising.




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  Reply # 928832 7-Nov-2013 15:10 Send private message

jarledb: A little tip: A lot of email reading happens on the web these days, and mostly as https connections.

If you want your graphics to show up for people that view their emails like this, you have to serve up the images from https (so a secure connection).


Hmm Just to make sure I am getting the right end of the stick
If I connected to a image on a website would that website have to have a certicate on it? so that the address was https ?




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  Reply # 928947 7-Nov-2013 17:41 Send private message

Yes, you need a SSL certificate to be able to run https. There might be image services (or banner services) that offers it.

Web hosting with https (SSL) is usually more expensive than regular web hosting.




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