exasperated dumbfounded client contacted me today. He was frustrated by the fact that while Infusionsoft allows sharing of email content via their social sharing widget that includes Facebook, Twitter and Google+, they do not include a simple “forward to a friend.” The “forward to a friend” feature is included in many email services – ActiveCampaign, MailChimp and iContact to name a few.
Our goal is to have the “Forward to a friend” link blend with the other social icons as shown below:
With a little tinkering I came up with an approach that I think fits in nicely with the rest of the Infusionsoft email design elements. To accomplish the task insert an HTML Snippet into the email just above the Social Snippet as pictured below.
In the HTML Snippet copy and paste the HTML code below into your HTML Snippet:
<p style="text-align:center;wdth:100px;float:right;"> <a href="mailto:?subject=Check%20out%20~Company.Company~&body=Hi!%0DI%20was%20reading%20the%20~Company.Company~%20Newsletter%20and%20thought%20you'd%20like%20it.%20Check%20it%20out%20at%20-%0D%20~HostedEmail.Url~."> <img src="https://db.tt/sIe7bF7e" border="0" align="center" alt="email icon" /> </a> </p>
The above code will render the email image to the right of the social share icons as shown in the image at the top of this post.
When the contact clicks on the email icon, it will open their email client with a new email with –
Subject: Check out ~Company.Company~
I was reading the ~Company.Company~ Newsletter and thought you’d like it. Check it out at –
~Company.Company~ will be replaced with your company’s name and ~HostedEmail.Url~ will be replaced with the link to your hosted email.
Notice in Line 3 of the code above, we are using our own image file that is stored on Dropbox. If you prefer to download the email image [ ] or use one of your own, make sure that you change the URL https://db.tt/sIe7bF7e to the proper URL of your image file. To download ours right click on the email image above and select Save Image As to save the image to your hard drive.
I hope this is helpful to others using Infusionsoft who would like to include a simple “Forward to Friend” link in their email marketing.