A lot of people seem to get hung up when it comes to sending a HTML E-mail through Gmail but its actually very simple to do and here’s how:
1. Firstly you will need to design and build your template as a static HTML page and make sure that all your images are hosted somewhere on the internet that can be referenced by any computer. To explain a little further, you must have them stored somewhere such as http://www.yoursite.com/email1/image.jpg so that when they are sent out to your customer or client they will see the images. Full file-paths are a must for all images.
2. Make sure you use HTML tables (yes it pains me to say that) for your design as this is supported by all major E-mail clients and will ensure that it is seen properly by as many people as possible.
3. Once you are happy with your build and have the images on live web space, view the static page in your browser and then select all – Cmd/Ctrl + A and copy.
4. Finally paste your clipboard in to a new E-mail and you should see your E-mail rendered in there perfectly.
Go ahead and give it a go!