Hey Marketo Community,
I'm looking for another way to access the view as a webpage link in an email ASIDE from sending myself a test message. Is there another way to access this link through the email editor view?
Thanks in advance,
Email Marketing Specialist, WorkWave LLC
The links are only built at run time because they are appended with parameters to identify the recipients so that dynamic content in the message is built properly in the web view. What are you looking to use the link for? It's not meant to be used for reasons other than recipients having issues viewing the HTML in their inbox.
Carissa had a decent workaround if you're looking to do something with it, externally -- although it requires you to edit the tokens before you publish it (a benefit of the 'view as webpage' token).
Carissa had a pretty slick idea. Unfortunately it does not seem to play well with dynamic or module driven emails which is mostly what we send... Bummer.
Modules or not, the end html is what you'll use, so that shouldn't make any difference. The dynamic part, for sure, will be a problem, much for the same reason -- being that you're using one static sheet of html.
Make sure when you export your HTML that you're not doing it from within the email -- that will leave all your PHP code from your modules. If, instead, you export it from Design Studio or Marketing Activities root menus, you'll get a clean (other than tokens) non-php version to use.
Ah, thanks for the tip. Didn't realize that the download html functioned differently between the two.
Unfortunately as both you and Sanford pointed out, the dynamic nature kind of kills it. Too bad you couldn't force it to show the default. That would be good enough to get us to where we are trying to go for now.