Coding for email is a fine art as there are so many variables that one needs to take into consideration, none the least of which are the different mail clients and what they do or do not support. Each is unique. As the third most used mail client in the world, Outlook has idiosyncracies that are of course different to those of Gmail and the 2016 release has its own set of requirements. Here are some things to be aware ofContinue reading “Coding for Outlook”
How to create almost unbreakable HTML email signatures. The first thing to remember is to keep it simple. Some mail clients remove images from signatures no matter what you do so, plan for this. The fewer images the better. All set dimensions must be exact. No percentages. Your coding must be as tight as possible and your design as simple as possible.Continue reading “Rules for creating email signatures”
Email signatures are tricky things to get right. However, if you understand how different email clients work, then it is not too difficult after all.Continue reading “Email Signature Fonts”
How can I improve the chances of my html signature’s images being shown?
Ask to be added to people’s known senders lists. Some email clients will load images automatically, as long as the recipient has marked you as a known sender.Continue reading “Image Blocking FAQ”
You have spent time and money making your signature look amazing. You have tested it with your agent at Databias and given approval for it to go live across all your employees’ mail boxes. Then you receive a forward from a reply to a reply of a reply to an original email from one of your employees and scrolling down to read the thread, notice that the signature is not looking as it is supposed to at the bottom.
Why? Where have the images gone? Why is there this alt text there instead, making everything move out of alignment?Continue reading “Why does my signature look broken in replies?”
Databias is crazy about the security and performance of your WordPress website – we want your site to perform the best that it can whilst remaining secure and convenient to use.
With this in mind, we implement free SSL certificates on all sites hosted with us and enable the cutting edge HTTP2 protocol for blazingly fast transfer speeds for any visitors to your site.
In addition, in order for you to connect to and update your WordPress site, we enforce strict encryption and security using FTP over the SSH2 protocol. Unlike HTTP2, there are one or two things customers need to do in order to get up and running with SSH FTP, but don’t worry, it’s really straight forward.Continue reading “Securely updating your WordPress site”
All email addresses have the following format: username@domain, eg: firstname.lastname@example.org. Using a popular analogy, imagine the domain is the PO Box and the username is the intended recipient. Having these as standard enables the mail servers (post offices) and clients (postmen) to collect and deliver the electronic mail successfully.
As an email specialist we often talk in acronyms and these are the three main ones we use on a daily basis:
SMTP: Simple Mail Transfer Protocol is a standard set of rules that allows electronic devices to transfer electronic mail (email) from one device to another. Mail servers and other message transfer agents use SMTP to send and receive mail messages. Continue reading “Email Acronyms: SMTP, IMAP and POP”
Do you need one?
An email client is a piece of software that is downloaded and installed on your computer. The software links to a server where it collects and delivers your stored email from and too. An email client can also be a web application where everything is stored online by the web app provider. While consumers have tended toward the ease of use that web app emails allow, many businesses still prefer to control their own emails through an email server and email client in order to protect sensitive business data. There are more than 50 recognised email providers on the market, and we work with them all. Here we summarise the best email clients and email web apps.