Changes to IUP Daily for Spring 2010

Posted on 1/8/2010 3:29:52 PM

With this morning’s IUP Daily, we are updating our look and moving to a new delivery system.

The changes in our layout are driven by feedback the Web Team has received over the last few months. We think they will make IUP Daily easier to read and use.

Our new delivery system is an e-mail service called Bronto. Those of us on the Web Team, as you may have noticed, have been sending out IUP Daily from our personal e-mail accounts. Switching to Bronto eliminates this issue and provides several other benefits:

  • Mailing can be prescheduled, so you’ll get IUP Daily in a more timely fashion.

  • Bronto provides an improved web version for those who have difficulty viewing the e-mail with their e-mail software.

  • We will soon be able to subscribe non-employees, such as retired faculty, alumni, or interested community members. (Please note, however, that our focus will remain the same: news for faculty and staff. Similar newsletters for parents and for students are in the works to serve these various audiences.)

Where Are My Images?

One side effect of our new delivery system is that you may not see the images in IUP Daily right away. This includes the wave at the top and images within the body of the e-mail.

Turning on HTML E-mail Images in Outlook Express

Most e-mail programs will give you an immediate option to display the images. For instance, in Outlook Express, you can see the pictures by clicking on the “Click here to download pictures” text. The images will display immediately.

If you would like to see the images in IUP Daily automatically, without having to click first, you’ll need to change the settings of your e-mail program not to block images in HTML e-mail. Depending on your computer configuration, you may or may not have access to these settings.

Please note that the presence or absence of images in IUP Daily is determined by your Outlook Express (or other software) settings. There is, unfortunately, nothing the Web Team can do on our end to make the images display automatically for you.

Because we will be sending IUP Daily to non-employees, we will be including an unsubscribe link at the bottom of each issue.

However, because IUP Daily is an official communication to university employees, the Web Team will not be able to honor unsubscribe requests from employees.

We hope you enjoy the improved IUP Daily. Please keep sending us your feedback.