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    SitePoint Evangelist kyllle's Avatar
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    HTML Email - Removing Hotmail grey image placeholders

    Hi all,

    Is there anyway of removing the http://gfx2.hotmail.com/mail/w4/pr04/ltr/i_safe.gif image paceholder that hotmail uses when asking you whether or not to display the images used in the email?

    Thanks

    Kyle

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    Theoretical Physics Student bronze trophy Jake Arkinstall's Avatar
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    I believe that it's an image replacement already styled by Hotmail, so I doubt there would be a way of doing that. I could be wrong though.

    One way of avoiding this is giving a link to a live HTML version of that email which the user could view in their browser if it isn't displayed properly (most newsletters I receive by large companies use this). I'd also recommend a text-based email for those who aren't willing to allow the images.

    Ultimately you leave the choice to the reader - either they choose to display it correctly, or they see the page displayed incorrectly.
    Jake Arkinstall
    "Sometimes you don't need to reinvent the wheel;
    Sometimes its enough to make that wheel more rounded"-Molona

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    SitePoint Evangelist kyllle's Avatar
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    Hey Jake,

    Yeah Iv added all of the above, though I could get around that grey image in hotmail somehow but no biggy.

    Thanks!


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