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Hosted or Linked images

A Hosted image is usually hosted on a server and is referenced in the email signature using a link. The images are not added as attachments and are downloaded from a server reducing the overall size of the sent email.

From the Sigsync dashboard click the Preferences tab. Select the option Hosted or Linked images as shown below. This option is selected by default.

Hosted or Linked Image

Upon selecting this option, images in your Signature will be referenced as a direct Web URL and it will be downloaded into the message each time it is viewed by the recipient.

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Pros and Cons

  • Cannot be blocked by antivirus software. This is the great advantage in successful delivery of the email with the linked images.
  • It will never increase email size. Hence there is possibility of email getting rejected or blocked by email client due to minimum size limit.
  • Upon embedding images in the signature, emails received may contain ATT0000X.txt, ATT0000X.htm, ATT0000X.bin files as attachment from Exchange, Apple Mail, MAC etc. By adding Linked Images to the signature, this may be avoided.
  • Images may not be displayed automatically in some of the email clients (recipient must click a 'download images' button or change settings for specific sender).
  • Recipient has to be online to view the images as images are directly viewed from the linked URL.
  • If the linked URL is not accessible or it is deleted / renamed then signature image display may be affected.

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