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.
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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?
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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.
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All email addresses have the following format: username@domain, eg: email@example.com. 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.
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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.
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There is a popular analogy that likens websites and the hosting thereof to houses and their physical addresses. It is great analogy on the surface, but the ins and outs of providing a hosting service are actually much more complicated and that is why it is nice to let someone who knows what they are doing look after it for you.
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Your email signature – a powerful, low-cost and high-return marketing tool.
Consider that an employee on an average sends out 40 emails every day to either to a company’s customers, prospects, partners or investors. If there are 20 employees who are active on their email for 250 business days, it amounts to 200,000 annual sends.
Now consider the brand visibility you could ensure through a good email branding campaign with well designed signatures and banners. It is easy with Databias and here are some guidelines to consider when building your campaign.
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Please note: 365 email users do not need to follow the below steps in order to brand their outgoing email; rather our support personnel can setup your 365 organization to route your outbound email via our branding servers using the centralised 365 interface. This makes management of outbound email much more simple.
Continue reading “Setting up email branding in Outlook 2016 for Windows”
Congratulations, you have signed up for Databias’ email branding and are in the process of getting your email looking slick across all your devices.
Databias’ email branding system works seamlessly across all mail clients and most of the time we simply route your outbound mail through our servers by liaising with your IT guy. However, if you don’t have an IT guy, this article may help with getting set up.
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