I made a change to the image for today's pattern. I won't know if this work around will work until the email newsletter goes out. There should be an image of the Tiki Statue above this text in the email. If you don't see it then you can always open the pattern and look at the pdf. Also always remember that all the posts are always available on the blog in the daily content section. If you ever miss the email or want to see an older post just visit the blog.
The boring part and an ask for help:
I believe that the problem with the images is the change Google recently made. In the past when you embedded an image in an email it would be retrieved from what ever server it was stored on. This worked fine but had a couple disadvantages. It could be slow to retrieve the image and it allowed marketers to gather some tracking info on the user.
Google decided to fix this issue by taking the images in the email and caching them on their own server. Sounds like a monumental task but Google is Google and they apparently can afford the storage. Those images are then used in place of the original. The images that are then embedded in the email are also encrypted and sent via https instead of http.
When I embed an image in a post I upload it to Google via blogger and use that image in the post. That's the way I have always done it but now for some reason the above problem has started. Because they are on Google's server I can change the image link to http. That's what I have done for today's post and will see if that works when to post goes out. It works fine on the blog.
Below this text on the left is a small red rectangle. That image is embedded with the https intact. It's there as a reference to see what happens.
If any of you are expert web developers or bloggers I would appreciate input on this problem. I may be completely off base with what I think is the problem but I know other Google bloggers are also having the same problem so I think I'm at least looking in the right direction. Any ideas?
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