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I just want to create decent looking eMails but don't know where to start

How do I incorporate images into emails? I’ve downloaded several plugins but I don’t understand any of it. I think I have to translate images into HTML but this leads to screen after screen of, what is to me, total garbage…I’ve just converted an image of my dog and got this

It’s getting really frustrating because my inbox is full of emails that look really cool whether they’re from huge international bluechips or the local cheese seller. But my emails look rubbish. Where do I start with this? Can anyone explain it like I’m 6?

Many thanks

What email service are you using?

with the native bubble send mail its not possible to send html unfortunately.

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See, I’m really embarrassed to admit I don’t know what email “service” means…

I’ve been experimenting with standard the Bubble “send email” option and sending it to my own personal email (gmail account) that I read via Outlook and have been underwhelmed and frustrated with the results.
I’ve tried Postmark but it HAS to have stuff on the “To” line which means that every recipient can see all other recipient’s email addresses which I don’t want to happen. But even when I ignore that particular elephant in the room, I think I have to create the email in Word or something so it looks half way decent then save it as HTM (it doesn’t do HTML) and paste it into the HTML box in Postmark but then images don’t work and then I’m down a rabbit hole that gives me all the twaddle next to the image above.
So I’ve installed AirDev Canvas and I’m looking at that but I don’t even know what it is as it claims it works “with” Postmark…
I’m certain I’ve missed something (like all the knowledge there is in the universe about sending emails) because surely it can’t be this hard if our local cheesemaker can do it? If there’s just a short YouTube aimed at numpties like me I’d love a link…

See, I’m really embarrassed to admit I don’t know what email “service” means…
I’ve been experimenting with standard the Bubble “send email” option and sending it to my own personal email (gmail account) that I read via Outlook and have been underwhelmed and frustrated with the results.

The standard built in Bubble email send function is very limited, and is not really meant for anything more than sending simple system emails, or basic messages (although you can still define your own SendGrid template to use)…

If you want to send more customised emails you’ll need to have your own account with an emails service provider (like SendGrid, PostMark etc.)

Then you can create as complex emails as you like (according to their documentation), and send any dynamic data from yoru Bubble app into the email content (either directly through your own API call, or using a Bubble plugin, if one is available).

I’ve tried Postmark but it HAS to have stuff on the “To ” line which means that every recipient can see all other recipient’s email addresses which I don’t want to happen.

I’ve never personally used Postmark, but I’m 100% certain that’s not correct (it would make no sense)…

No doubt Postmark (like Sendgrid) has the ability to send a single, personalized email to a large list of contacts, or you can just send a single email individually to multiple contacts using your Bubble app to trigger the sending of each email.

In any case, the first step is to set up an account with an email service provider (like SendGrid or Postmark), then you can create your email templates (either in html code, or with their visual drag & drop email builders).

Then it’s just a case of passing whatever dynamic data from your Bubble app into the email via API (that might just be a few simple things, like the contact’s name, a product name, and an image… or it may be the entire HTML code for the email).

I do appreciate your input. Thank you so much. Where I was tying myself in knots was that I thought that Postmark (and others like it) were plugins that enabled me to create templates etc within bubble. I didn’t realise that I needed an account and it wasn’t clear (or I missed it) on the plug in page. But that led me to a YouTube that shows I need to set that up and set up a domain to be able to use Postmark in the way I need. I’m going to have a play with Sendgrid first however to see if I prefer that. This is pretty much the last hurdle in my Bubble app and if I can get past it, I’m ready to move into the next stage which is very exciting and your assistance will have been instrumental in enabling that for me so you have my sincere gratitude!

Have a lovely weekend.

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