Drip does not support file attachments of any kind, including PDF files. This is less of a lack of features, yet more an effort to keep in good email sending practice. Email clients such as Google and Yahoo generally flag attachments in bulk email sending as a possible security threat. It is more likely that that email will end up in the spam folder than the inbox, or in some cases, it might not get delivered at all.
We suggest hyperlinking to any content you would normally attach as a file, within the copy of the email body. This will require you to host the file or pdf on a service like Dropbox, Google or any other hosting provider where you can store digital content.
Linking to files when sending bulk emails is a better practice for a few reasons:
- Most content and virus-scanning programs view attachments sent from any bulk mailing service as a potential security threat.
- Content and virus-scanning programs block either the attachment or the email entirely if a potential security threat is detected.
- Including a copy of your file in every email to each recipient could take up a lot of bandwidth and increase the size of your emails. Many ISPs and end-users will block emails above a certain size.
Setting up a hyperlink in an email is easy.
Open up the email editor of the email you’d like to include the hyperlink and write out the text you'd like to link to the asset. highlight the text with your cursor and click the hyperlink button.
Next, enter the URL that will direct the reader to the content and click the Insert button.
Note: This also works as a trigger link. Read more about setting up trigger links.