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Is it possible to include a web page in a Gmail message?

The reason I'm asking is that sometimes I have a Google Docs form I want to send to people and was wondering if I can embed the form in my email. I know I can email the form in Google Docs, but sometimes if I email to a group address it may not get through.

If you create a HTML page and put the following in it, you can see that it gets embedded. I wonder if I can do this in an email message.

<iframe src="http://www.google.com" width="760" height="585" frameborder="0" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0">Loading...</iframe>
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Have you tried it? – Gelatin Sep 15 '10 at 21:47
@Simon Brown, yes I did and the HTML code appeared in the message on the receiving end. That's why I asked. – grokus Sep 16 '10 at 15:56

You can't really embed the iframe inside the GMail (unless maybe if you are using 3rd party clients) but there is a work around for this that you can try:

  • Send the form to your GMail
  • Then forward that e-mail to anyone you want (You can edit the page and removing the things that you don't want)

Run the tests by sending the form to yourself first and if you are using Plain Text while you are composing you have to change it to Rich Text before forwarding the original mail.

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+1 for the suggestion. I tried but Google Groups seem to have started sanitizing emails with HTML forms embedded (message is delivered but form is stripped). Email a form directly to a Google Groups address used to work fine but now it's ignored. – grokus Sep 16 '10 at 16:25
Turns out Google Groups never changed its policy on this. My messages were suspicious to be spam so they were pended and the moderator had to intervene. After 5 days he finally approved my messages. – grokus Sep 21 '10 at 0:20

That would probably be a security issue so I doubt it's allowed.

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