Many sales professionals have asked if there is a way to send
a hot link to their company web site within an ACT! e-mail.
Some would like to make this part of the signature text of
each e-mail they send. Driving customers to your web site
is a great marketing opportunity, especially if the viewer
can gain some new knowledge each time they visit.
a URL address hot link, or other HTML code, to an ACT! Internet
e-mail is available only to ACT! users who have updated to
ACT! 2000 version build 126.96.36.1993 or later. If you are not
sure of your "build," click the "Help"
menu and then click "About ACT!" If you are an ACT!
2000 user and your "build" is not 188.8.131.523 or later,
you may download the latest update by using the "ACT!
Update" button on your toolbar and following the instructions.
include a link, or other HTML, in your ACT! Internet e-mail
it must be hard coded. HARD CODING...UGH! Don't press the
panic button just yet! The coding is easy for a link to a
web page. It takes the form of http://www.pnadvisors.com as
an example. Now, just by typing the URL address of your company
web site (or any other URL address that might be of interest
to your recipient) into the body of your e-mail message, your
recipient will be able to click on the address text and link
to the web page.
have a link to your web site appear automatically in every
e-mail you send, as well as any other signature information
you desire, pull down the "Edit" menu and click
"Preferences." Under the "E-mail" tab
and the heading "New message settings" is a data
field for "Signature text:" Enter your information
here (not forgetting the hard coding of the URL address),
apply the changes by clicking "OK", and they will
be displayed at the conclusion of every e-mail you send from
For the techie sales types out there, before you get too carried away with the possibilities of HTML enabled e-mail, here are a few restrictions of its potential. When creating your e-mail you will only see the HTML code, not the formatted message. The ability of the recipient to see your efforts, as with any HTML, is dependent on their e-mail reader. Your HTML will be stripped out of any Forwards or Replies. You will not be able include any pictures of any kind to a message created in ACT! And you cannot send HTML coded e-mails through the Mail Merge function.