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Displaying images with servlets in emails with Outlook 2007

Displaying images with servlets in emails with Outlook 2007

Displaying images with servlets in emails with Outlook 2007

(OP)
We have a servlet that will display a barcode and we are to using it in an email.  It works great in everything except Outlook 2007.  The img tag reads like a gif, but the servlet serves up the appropriate image based on the name of the gif.  Outlook 2007 still blocks it.  I have seen other implementations that work (e.g. American Airlines barcode on eTicket emails).  Does anyone know how to get around this issue?  

Since these emails go out to thousands of customers, asking them to change their Outlook settings is not practical.

RE: Displaying images with servlets in emails with Outlook 2007

(OP)
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RE: Displaying images with servlets in emails with Outlook 2007

(OP)
As you can see I received an overwhelming flood of responses.  However, in the interest of posterity, it has been solved and here is the solution:

SOLUTION: The URL for the image servlet must be http, not https.  I am not making this up - stupid Microsoft.  I cannot imagine why they would block a servlet image that was from https and not http.  Oh well....  Hope this helps someone else out there.

 

RE: Displaying images with servlets in emails with Outlook 2007

(OP)
It is a java program that generates the servlet.  I thought maybe someone had done the same and that there might be an issue with how the code was written.  As you have correctly noted, the solution is not specifically a java issue, but it is one that programmers have had to work around.  Maybe there was a better forum for this, but MS Office/Outlook would not have been my choice since our first assumption was a programming issue.

RE: Displaying images with servlets in emails with Outlook 2007

If you would have written the mail by hand, or produced by php, you would have ended at the same point, so there is no connection to the language, producing the document.

I don't see MS-Office involved as well.  

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