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Something so simple, Yet so complicated (email format)
Ok, another year, same old problem.
Every year after a bridal expo, I send an email to the brides. Avoiding the past mistakes (typing it up on Word and copy paste it into gmail) I typed this year's 2 paragraph email in gmail.
I then sent it to my At&T address, gmail, hotmail, and Excite email sites to see if it kept consistancy. Well, hotmail had the paragraph screwed up, and the others looked ok. What is strange is I went back to hotmail and then it looked fine. It was then I printed this email and it was a total mess (spaced out words, etc).
My question is ....how in the heck do I type a simple email (2 paragraphs and a link to my web and Facebook) and have it look presentable to different email accounts?
I'm not too familiar with the online web accounts too much. I use outlook and word to mail my leads and it works just fine. So it may be the formatting you're using. Text, HTML, double spacing and so on. Try emailing me your office formatted letter and I'll see how it comes up at casey at cmbdjs dot com
It's on the way. Thank you much.
Originally Posted by CMB
First things first, get rid of the gmail, hotmail, etc. addresses for business applications. These do not make you look professional. Quite the opposite. You should be using an email address associated with your website, such as firstname.lastname@example.org. As was mentioned I believe, learn to use Outlook. You can do a lot with it, and it integrates well with other MS Office applications, making it quite versatile.
Owner, TLF Entertainment
thanks again for your help.
Not a bad idea going to Outlook (Casey mentioned that in our back and forth emails).
I agree that Gmail may not be the best business address to have, but I have to work with it for awhile. Most of my leads come from my dot com address via a contact form (that is then forwarded to gmail).
Anyways all the bugs are worked out for now. After further research, it seems that hotmail's "print" option (under reply, forward, etc) is NOT a good option to use. Email in hotmail has a "printer" icon above the page that will print it correctly. Be aware that the small preview box "printer" opens will still look corrupt, but it will print correctly. Use the "print" option in hotmail and the preview and printout will be both corrupt.
I guess it isn't a bad idea to send any email to different accounts prior to a mass mailing. Actually I have had a few replies (to my quotes) in the past that my orginal text looked bad. It must of been caused from a copy/paste that looked good going out, but horrible coming in.
I wish everything would be made so it would compitable. This all started when I tried to fit my vhs tape into a beta recorder.