I've recently started using http://lorempixel.com/ for placeholder images - and i wonder if the method they use would be worth looking into. You dont reference a filename, but just a folder.
Thanks Nicholas, i had no idea the issue was referred to as 120 DPI (the windows scaling). The new <html> tag and additional mso tags below the <style> tag have solved the issue as per post:
Check out the before and after image:
Code updates required:
1. New <html> tag
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" lang="en" xml:lang="en"
2. New mso block above </head> tag
<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml>
<!--[if mso]><xml xmlns:w="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:word"><w:WordDocument><w:AutoHyphenation/></w:WordDocument></xml><![endif]-->
I could technically do this with my ESP Provider (IBM Watson Campaign Automation). But it wouldn't be a true transnational email per say, sort of a work around
Theres a few ways i could set this up.
1) Each click goes to a landing page with a hidden webform with the specific details preset and the webform auto submits after a page load delay. You then have a internal notification of each type of submission setup for tracking and followup
2) There could be program setup so that anyone who clicks on either of the 3 options enters the program which fires off a lead route or update profile action to alert you daily of the 'transactions'
can always have the main CTA or purpose of the gif to be the first frame as thats what will show for clients where the animation is not supported.
I do not think this is possible as when the user opens the email it downloads the content, however if you have access to the file server where the image is hosted you could change it manually if that makes sense.
I work with the IBM system and they have a feature where you can change a link or image post campaign sent, but it is only reflected in records who have not downloaded/opened the email.