YAMM lets you easily share your draft with your colleagues, who will receive your template directly in their Gmail draft folder. Follow this tutorial to learn how to share your Gmail draft.
1. Open your draft in Gmail
Once you are logged in to your Gmail account, open your draft. In our example, we want to share a draft with an image:
2. Inspect your draft from your Google account
Right click on your draft > click ‘Inspect’:
A right sidebar or a new window appears. This contains all the HTML code related to your Gmail account.
3. Select and copy the HTML code
You can find the line which starts with: <div id=":q9" class="Am AL editable LW-avf"
Click on the line, the block becomes blue when it is selected:
Then, right click > click ‘Edit as HTML’:
A text block appears. Select the HTML code from the block. Then, right click > click ‘Copy’:
If you want to follow the tutorial with our example, then copy the HTML code below and paste it in a completely new draft from your Gmail account:
4. Host your image before sharing your draft
Your image needs to be public if you want to share it to other Google accounts. To do so, we recommend to use websites such as Imgur, Flickr or even Google photo. In our example, we decided to use ‘Imgur’.
Once you have copied and pasted the HTML code of your draft on a completely new email, you will need to change your image URL.
Click on the following link to upload your image and create a public URL: Imgur
Click ‘New post’:
You can drop your images directly or click ‘Choose Photos/Videos’:
Select your images from your computer. Then, right click > click ‘Copy Image Address’:
5. Update the HTML code to share it with your colleagues
Go back to the new draft where you previously pasted the entire HTML code from your Gmail account.
Then, delete the previous image URL from the HTML code (everything in quotation marks, event 'blop:'):
Then, right click inside the quotation markers > click ‘Paste’:
The HTML code is up-to-date:
6. Send your draft as a test
Click the menu icon at the bottom right of your draft. Then, click ‘Plain text mode’:
Open a Google Spreadsheet, write your email address. Then, click Add-ons > Yet Another Mail Merge > Start Mail Merge:
Select the draft which contains the code URL > click ‘Send email’:
A confirmation message appears:
Go to your inbox from the recipient’s account. Your email has been correctly received: