Do you want to email a video out to your list but don’t know how?
Video files are usually WAY to big to send with emails as a standard attachment. Unless your video file is extremely small, I would not advise attempting to email it like you do a still picture or document attachment.
Most internet video sharing sites will let you email video, but not to a large list.
It is also not a good idea to add the embed code into your email the same way you embed it into a web page. This is because both ISPs and email software block video embed code so chances are high it will not play.
SO HOW IS IT DONE?
The easiest way to email your video is to email a link to your video and not the video itself. So if your video is hosted by You Tube, send the link to the You Tube page that contains your video.
A text link would be added just like any other text link, with hyperlinked keywords or HTML messages. A full URL address would be used for a plain-text email message.
Another idea is to use an image link instead of just a test link. If you want, use a still image of your video as it appears just before playing. This would make it look like the email contains the actual video, but instead it is really just a still image screen shot of the video.
To do this with an auto-responder service, you need to upload the still image to your website image folder and put a link to that image inside your email message. That should automatically show when someone opens the email. (Not always though, some email clients block images.) So make sure you give your image a title that will make it understood even if the image is blocked. Click here to watch the video would work.
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