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Embed or link email signature images?


I am creating html signatures for a local company. I'm not sure what to best practice - embedding or linking images?

The images currently sit in the Wordpress media library of my website and I have linked to them. If my website went down for any reason though, the links would break - correct? Also, when I eventually redesign my site or chose to change my domain, then I would have to contact the company and re-do the signatures?

I did embed them using an encode tool online, however they don't show up in Microsoft Outlook. That's not suitable as a lot of companies use that email client.

Is there an option that I am missing?


1 Answer

Jonathan Grieve
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 91,248 Points

Hi Holly.

Can you embed the images using link to an image hosting website?

Ones that come to mind are IMG Host or Photobucket.com. Hosting assets off your website with services like this can help reduce your own bandwidth and load times.

Hope that helps.