Create email template for local use...

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Is it possible, using RED, to create an email template that I can save in my local Thunderbird application and have all images/content stored on my local machine so that when I send the email, there is no remote content that has to be approved-to-show by the recipient? And this would need to include - or rather, exclude as well - any other 3rd party remote things, like Google fonts or anything that Coffeecup might attach. I hope this is clear. I searched and couldn't find a direct answer to this question. Thanks...
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The only way would be to setup you local machine as a server with a fix ip and give users access to it.
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It's easy to overlook something you're not looking for.

Here's my S-Drive site with
examples of what can be accomplished in VSD.
http://progrower.coffeecup.com/
Here's my CoffeeCup SCCP Shop with examples of what can be done.
http://progrower.coffeecup.com/shop/
This is a site I built for my work.(RSD)
http://esmansgreenhouse.com
This is a site I built for use in my job.(HTML Editor)
https://pestlogbook.com
This is my personnel site used for testing and as an easy way to share photos.(RLM imported to RSD)
http://ericrohloff.com
http://ericrohloff.com/property/
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OK... thanks. I'm able to strip remote content and replace images manually but it's a real pain and sort of trial and error. It's nice to be able to create a responsive email with attached images occasionally so that the recipient doesn't get the load content option but I know there are caveats to this as such as the greater likelihood of spam filtering and longer send and load times. But I'm usually dealing with very lightweight image content.
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Email security has become a priority for email clients these days. It sure has forced a different design of emails.
I can't hear what I'm looking at.
It's easy to overlook something you're not looking for.

Here's my S-Drive site with
examples of what can be accomplished in VSD.
http://progrower.coffeecup.com/
Here's my CoffeeCup SCCP Shop with examples of what can be done.
http://progrower.coffeecup.com/shop/
This is a site I built for my work.(RSD)
http://esmansgreenhouse.com
This is a site I built for use in my job.(HTML Editor)
https://pestlogbook.com
This is my personnel site used for testing and as an easy way to share photos.(RLM imported to RSD)
http://ericrohloff.com
http://ericrohloff.com/property/
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Interesting.. it seems if I host my images on my own server - not local, but where I host my websites - my recipients don't get the remote content flag. I'll be frank, (even though my name is Gary) I'm deliberating on RED right now.. comparison shopping. It's definitely got a great editor. But does it really require a 3rd party EMSP for practical usage?
From the product page:
"Yes, RED does send emails...intended for content approval, and link or email client testing. For sending, RED can be connected to a personal or business email account such as Gmail, or an SMTP server."
Can RED use my existing email server that I use with my hosting account and send out to a mailing list in Thunderbird? ...thus eliminating the need for a 3rd party EMSP?
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Yes, you can send RED email from your own host. I use some php scripts.
I can't hear what I'm looking at.
It's easy to overlook something you're not looking for.

Here's my S-Drive site with
examples of what can be accomplished in VSD.
http://progrower.coffeecup.com/
Here's my CoffeeCup SCCP Shop with examples of what can be done.
http://progrower.coffeecup.com/shop/
This is a site I built for my work.(RSD)
http://esmansgreenhouse.com
This is a site I built for use in my job.(HTML Editor)
https://pestlogbook.com
This is my personnel site used for testing and as an easy way to share photos.(RLM imported to RSD)
http://ericrohloff.com
http://ericrohloff.com/property/

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