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How can I embed a video in my emails?

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How can I embed a video in my emails?
We don’t currently support putting video in emails because of the security settings most email servers/providers employ to prevent spam and the spread of viruses.

For many of these providers, embedded video objects in emails is potentially too dangerous. In addition, the amount of processing power required for the providers to scan each message and verify that it isn’t malicious could cause a serious delay in the delivery of messages (especially if more and more people attempt to send embedded video in emails).

What we and many other email marketing providers can recommend instead is to use an image of the video in the email, and make the image clickable so it links to the proper destination.

For example, if it is a YouTube video, you can grab a screenshot of the video and put that in your email. Then hyperlink the image inside the email and link it to the YouTube video location so when the recipient sees the video and clicks to play it, they are taken where the video is hosted.

Alternatively, you can link it to a landing page/web page that contains the video (instead of sending them to the direct video location) so the lead can watch the video on your web page.

To do either of the above:
  • Grab a screenshot of the video and save it to an easy-to-find location such as your desktop.
  • Create a 1-Click or Campaign email.
  • Click the camera icon & then click Browse Server.
  • Upload your image to the server.
  • Once uploaded, right-click on that image & click Select.
  • Click OK.
  • Click your image so that it is highlighted.
  • Click the 'link' icon to add a hyperlink.
  • Paste the destination URL of either the video location or landing page with the video.
  • Save your email.
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