Email Marketing: Be Careful With The Size Of Your Photos

Hi Everyone

I had a client frustrated her email marketing campaign kept being refused to be sent
by the email sending program she was using.

The message she was receiving was the ‘file size is too large‘.

She couldn’t understand it.

I took a look for her and realised she had imbedded four photos in into the email, which was terrific.

The problem was the size of the photos were each around 1 mgb in size.  She had simply uploaded the photos from her camera and imbedded them into the email sending program.

Just a quick note for everybody and to my lovely client.

The internet normally works off picture sizes around 72 dpi.

When you send an email campaign you should reduce your photos to this size too.

That way each photo will be reduced to about 20 kb- 40 kb which is a much more palatable size for any email marketing sending program to handle.

I reduce my photo sizes by using Photoshop.

There are plenty of free programs available for you to download if you do not have this program though.

My Mac user friends tell me they have software on their computers which does this.

So, reduce the size of your photos and you should not have any trouble sending emails.

Believe in Yourself



About Kurt

I'm passionate about helping people in small to medium businesses get BIG results from email marketing. Email Marketing is about 1. Your List 2. Your Relationship With Your List and 3. Your Offer. When you get the three in unison, watch your profits soar. If you're not sure what I mean. Contact me. I can and will help. Believe In Yourself - Kurt


  1. Yes Lisa, I recommend email marketing sending file size to be no more than 100 kb. (it depend though). By keeping the image size down you can write more emotionally charged words. Kurt

  2. Lisa Wood says

    Thanks Kurt for the great tip about photo size! I use VSO image resizer before sending emails out! Good to remember to re-size photos for email marketing…that way the emails are sure to go through when the photos are the right size!


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