Insert “If you can’t view…”



You may enter preset dynamic codes in a message (see chapter 6.4):

${online_version_url}$ = “if this message does not display correctly, click here”.
${taf_url}$ = “tell a friend about this group”





To insert the “online_version_url” code in the body of the mail in order to allow users to open the message content in their browser and to understand the advantages of this procedure compared with the publication of a static version of the page





The online_version_url code has the same syntax as all the other dynamic codes of ContactLab:



It may be inserted in any part of the body of the message (both html and text-only). It is generally inserted at the top.

For example (html):


<p>If this message does not display correctly <a href=”${online_version_url}$”>click here</a>.</p>


or (txt):

Your mailbox does not support html. To display this message click on: ${online_version_url}$
When the mail is read by the final user, the online_version_url code acts as a link to a page of the preset browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc….) reproducing the contents of the html message.
There is no need to publish a static html document online.


If some parts of the content should be hidden in the online version only, just edit the html code this way:


<!– init:ecovu –>

Part you want to hide in the online version.

<!– end:ecovu –>


any content or tag included between the ecovu tags won’t be shown in the online version page.




Advantages with respect to a static page


Compared with publishing a static webpage and then linking it, for example: <p>If this message does not display correctly <a href=””>click here</a>.</p>, it is better to insert the online_version_url code as the dynamic code preserves statistic tracking and customisations.


Therefore, if the body contains

Dear Mr ${name}$

the page would preserve the customised display, e.g.:

Dear Mr Smith
And the click on the page links would be tracked as though they had been clicked from a webmail or a mail programme.