SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: [Sigia-l] Images in HTML newsletters
Re: [Sigia-l] Images in HTML newsletters
I faced a similar dilemma this morning, as I debated about ways to make my
cover letter for jobs stand out. I know this cover letter has to stand out
among the flood of emails the recruiter gets every day.
One of the options was a rich, HTML format, but I quickly rejected that,
based in large part on my own experience as a hiring manager: I was not at
all amused to receive fancily- clad cover letters with not much to
distinguish the actual professional work experience of the candidate ( much
like what Eric talks about: content over form).
So I have now settled on a crisp, hopefully effective text cover letter that
focuses only on the pertinent, & one that is dependent on basic styles such
A related question:
If this letter/newsletter is in HTML format, can the receiver see it every
time after the first download; I mean if they are now connected to the
internet, can they still view the contents? Are there any issues with this?
Interactive Telecommunications Program,
Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
----- Original Message -----
From: "Eric Reiss" <elr_at_e-reiss.com>
To: <martijn.van.welie_at_satama.com>; <Sigia-l_at_asis.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 8:33 AM
Subject: RE: [Sigia-l] Images in HTML newsletters
> Martin wrote:
> So alternatively, we could embed all the images in the email message
> so that we know for sure that the newsletter looks decent for all
> people. Our client is of course very worried about the looks of the
> I write:
> There are a surprisingly large number of people and organizations
> that have mail services that filter out embedded images - either
> because of a firewall or the configuration of the service itself.
> Hence, unless you drop the images and make your newsletters strictly
> text, you can never be sure what folks are seeing.
> My own service is one of these. It's always incredibly irritating
> when key contact information is in graphic form, and thus invisible
> to me. Also, file size is still an issue in many countries where
> broadband services are either expensive or simply not available.
> May I suggest an increased emphasis on content rather than form?
> e-reiss & associates
> copenhagen, denmark
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