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montesj

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Hi All,

Metastorm Version: 9.1.2.2
Server: Windows Server 2008 R2
DB: SQL Server 2008 R2


We have a new request from our clients that if it is possible to send emails with images on the body.
They would like to do something like copy and pasting the image on the email body field or something like that will let us put images on the email body.

Base on our initial investigation, we are looking at using the Metastorm control Rich Text field but seems no luck on that direction. The Insert Image button works only for images that are hosted on the net and it doest not give the user an option to select images on local folders.

We have also found this article on asp about sending emails with images: http://www.aspnettutorials.com/tutorials/email/email-with-img-asp4-cs/

Base on the article it is possible to do that via ASP. The image just needs to be part of the attachment when the email is sent and the src location will be included in the body.

Can you recommend or suggest any work around that we can do regarding this?



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John
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BMellert

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I also know you would do a "normal" file attachment, but it sounds like your users are looking to have the image within the email body itself, not as an attachment needing to be opened.  I'd have though of an RTF, but it sounds like you already tried that approach.  (Otherwise, I'd think that as long as you can format the email into an HTML, implying the image would have to be in some sort of web destination, you could format the email with an embedded link.  I think you already tried that with your "works only for images that are hosted on the net" comment.  Might there be an option to save the image into a temporary web directory and embed that reference in the email message?  The ASP approach may be quicker then though, not real sure.)

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Embedded images are really attachments with some special HTML to show the images. Look at the HTML of an email with embedded images and you should be able to see how it is created. All you need to do is emulate that, I think.

Having said that, I've never done it myself.

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