Adding Animation to Emials

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Adding Animation to Emials

Post by Michael_Grumbach »


I'm using Ulead GIF Animator 5.
How do I add the animaiton to my email so that when someone opens the email, the animation is playing.
I want to animate a little symbol next to my signature.

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Post by sjj1805 »

The ability to "play" animated gifs in email programs will vary from one email program to another. My current email program is outlook 2007.
This is what is stated in the built in help file:

The animated graphic in my e-mail message doesn't work
When you receive an e-mail message that contains animated graphics, such as animated .gif files, only a static image appears.

Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 does not display animated graphics files in the body of e-mail messages. Only the first frame of the animation appears.

You can view the message in your Web browser to see the animation.

View an e-mail message in your Web browser
Open the message.
On the Message tab, in the Actions group, click Other Actions.
Click View in Browser.
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Post by VikingAnimations »

What animation software you have hasn't a thing to do with adding animated GIF files to emails. As Steve says, that depends entirely on what you're using for email. The email format must be in HTML, however. You can't insert images in plain text emails. Also, if the person reading your email has set their program up to read emails in plain text only, they won't see the animation in the body of the email.

Consult the help file for your program, or the online help if using web-based email.
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Post by Gray »

Mike if you're using Outlook Express you copy the animation to your Stationary File Folder and then from 'Express' use the 'Create New Stationary'. That will embed that animation in your e-mails when you choose it. You can also add sound to it also. If you use Express and want a more detailed explanation let me know.