How to Send an Ecard Through Outlook

Outlook is a popular program, but it can sometimes be less intuitive compared to other mailing programs like Gmail. Follow these instructions to make sending your ecard simple and easy!
  • Step 1: Gather your files

The designer working on your ecard will provide you with two things in order to send your card through Outlook:

  • The jpg image (thumbnail of your ecard design)

  • The link (URL) to your card

Save the jpg thumbnail somewhere easily accessible on your computer (for example, on your desktop).

  • Step 2: Upload the thumbnail image

Open a new email in Outlook and upload your contact list. Add your subject line. We recommend something like: “Happy holidays from your company”.

Next, upload the thumbnail image into the body of the email. On the bottom bar, there is an icon that looks like a picture of mountains on it (to the right of the ‘send’ button). If you hover over it, it will say: “Insert pictures inline”.

Click that icon and it will open up attachments options. Locate the thumbnail jpg you saved from step 1 and select it.

You should now see the jpg thumbnail inserted in the body of your email. Add any other copy or message you would like to include along with your e-card.

  • Step 3: Link the thumbnail image to the URL of your ecard

First, highlight the image by holding and left clicking (you’ll know you’ve succeeded when there is a blue rectangle showing the border of the image). With the image highlighted, go to the formatting options bar (the one that includes bold, italic, ect). Locate the icon that looks like a link of chain (it should be 7th from the right and right next to the paragraph format icons).

If you hover over the icon it will read “Insert hyperlink”. Click this button and a box will appear saying “Insert link”. Using the link the designer provided you in step 1 copy and paste it into the text box.

  • Step 4: Send to your contacts

All that is left to do is to click ‘send’ on the card and you’re done!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate on contacting us.