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Can you embed an audio sound in an email notification

  • 1.  Can you embed an audio sound in an email notification

    Posted 11-12-2018 14:31
    We have an automatic notification that runs through an app. The executives were asking if we could embed a sound file or have it automatically play when opened? 


  • 2.  RE: Can you embed an audio sound in an email notification

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    Posted 11-12-2018 16:00
    It is a bad idea and even if you could get it to work it would only work in very specific scenarios.

    Audio in Email Newsletters � Are There Really Sound Uses for It?
    "If we were to create a list of bad email design ideas, adding music to email would probably be up there."
    https://www.campaignmonitor.com/blog/email-marketing/2012/12/adding-audio-to-email-newsletters/



  • 3.  RE: Can you embed an audio sound in an email notification

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    Posted 11-16-2018 11:03
    Most email clients strip <audio> tags from a HTML email message.


  • 4.  RE: Can you embed an audio sound in an email notification

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    Posted 11-12-2018 21:07
    Rob...You can certainly include links to your files in the emails. The file could reside in Quick Base or outside. Whether you want to do that or not, it is up to you, though and the business rules around it. May be you want to publish your podcasts in your emails. Now if you want to attach the actual mp3 file, native quickbase notifications presently do not (as of today) support that and you may have to rely on third party products such as juiced technologies or the like.