Following my post about inserting photos in emails, I received the following question from reader Hope H.:
I was just reading your article on inserting photos into email. I use either Yahoo or Hotmail, and have none of those features. I can’t change to another email. I created a newsletter and it includes 2 small photos and a little clip art, none of which show up when I send them. All I get is white boxes with red xs. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks! And, btw, your advice was great and well written. I just wish it worked in my case!
Thanks for your good words Hope. They are greatly appreciated and I am happy to share with you a way to resolve your problem.
Here’s an easy 3-steps method to insert images in your Yahoo mail:
Step #1. Upload your image to a web server
If you do not have your own hosting service or access to a web server to which you can upload your image, you can use any free image hosting web services such as:
Just google the phrase “free image hosting” if you want to check out more websites offering same service.
Step #2. Configure your Yahoo email account to “Rich Text”.
To the right of the subject line ( see screenshot below ) set your email composition to “Rich Text”. It is probably by default set up to that format, but in case it is not, just click on the word and it will toggle it between “Plain Text” and “Rich Text”.
Step #3. Copy & Paste from the web-server page to the body of your text.
Go back to the web page where you uploaded your image in Step#1, click on it to shadow same, then “copy [CTRL-C] and paste [CTRL-V]” with your keyboard commands directly into the body of your mail at the exact position where you want it to display.
You are good to go.
Try it out and do not hesitate to come back and let me know if everything worked out perfectly by leaving a comment below.