Newsletter handling, domains, addons, etc. Newbie.
While I am familiar with HTML design, I am completely new with the hosting experience that I have just started to handle myself, and at this point, I need help. Here's the case:
I have a site already configured and running on Bluehost: www.robbyralston.com It was built in a Mac, using Rapidweaver, a very nice & easy software.
I need to send an html newsletter to my members. I've been doing some reading and I have found that -for the html newsletter to work- it has to be published somewhere, so readers can access the pictures and other files.
I don't know how to publish my newsletter (a completely different document also created in Rapidweaver, but another file with a diffrerent layout...) without messing with my site. I do not want to crash my site by uploading my newsletter. That would be a complete disaster!
I am lost... Should I open a new domain? A diferent folder inside my domain? An addon domain?
Please recommend me what to do, and if possible, please explain me how to proceed to achieve your recommendation.
Thanks a lot.
A good way to do this is to make a newsletter in html, and point all the images to pull from your web domain, i.e. <img src="http://www.mydomain.com/images/picture1.jpg">
Originally Posted by Robby!
When you send the newsletter with your email software, you will need to make a new letter, and edit the source code that the program generates. Paste in the html that you created. I've never done this with a Mac, but in Windows (microsoft outlook) there are options for that.
The idea being that just about any email program will read the letter as pure html.
That seems a very easy way to do it. I'll try that.
yeah good reply.
however, mail.app does not compile in html format. for this to work, you need another little gem of softwrae (free):
configure it with your email settings (try out a few to make it work) and it does it. tell bluehost support you need to send about 200 or whatever you need an hour and they'll bump you up to that number.
works like a charm for me
(works well wih addressbook too!)