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images from an absolute url

Would like to include images in the email that are referenced by an absolute url so there is no need to copy them to a media directory or download them during the save process.

Dave Wellendorf Answered

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Thanks everyone for your feedback. We are looking at an array of solutions and we'll keep you posted.

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I totally agree. It is a real pain to have to change all the image URL's back to the URL's originally used in the designer after downloading.

Steve 0 votes
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I second that. I was really hoping that Beefree was my solution which would enable my HTML-illiterate team to create email newsletters, pastin the code into our bulk email program Vertical Response. However currently they would have to undergo multiple processes (create newsletter in Beefree, export html, upload photos to our server by FTP, copy link, insert manually into Beefree code...) which makes Beefree currently and unfortunately not useful for our purposes. I'd like to be updated if you fix this issue. Just the ability to add my absolute url directly within the builder and have the online photo show up would be a big improvement.

Leanna Cinquanta 1 vote
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Hi Leanna, please see my reply via the customer support ticket. It looks like you may want to use MailUp, which uses the BEE editor and doesn't have this image hosting limitation because the emails are hosted in MailUp.

For BEE, we're currently looking into a solution to this current limitation.

Sergio M. 0 votes
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Hi Sergie thanks for recommending MailUp, however we aren't in a position to switch bulk mail programs. We use Vertical Response and it is fully integrated with our Salesforce database so we are looking for a solution to simply create the code that we paste into VR.

Leanna Cinquanta 0 votes
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I've seen a number of variations suggested on this from different folks. To revisit it, I would like to have the capability of including image files that use an absolute url reference. Those files would be hosted someplace outside, say on one of my websites, of the bee ecosystem so would have no general impact on reputation. I would think all you would need is a switch to indicate the image urls are all relative or absolute.

Dave Wellendorf 0 votes
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