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Trying to embed an Image into email - Receiving this Error Message

Good morning,

I am trying to embed a picture (company logo) into an email that I will send out via the send email function (v2). 

I am pulling the picture link from SharePoint, and then clicking the "View Original" button and using that link in the compose function. 

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My flow is shown below; 


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But when I run the flow the emails contain an error message  with a red "x" where the image should be, shown in the image below; 


The error message reads - "The linked image cannot be displayed. The file may have been moved, renamed, or deleted. Verify that the link points to the correct file and location". 


I have verified that the file is indeed there and can be accessed via the link in the flow. 



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The flow seems to work fine, I even utilized the following video to help me build it,


Please advice, I am working on a project and am really getting frustrated why this is not working. 


Best regards and stay safe!


Accepted Solutions


Here is a working example:


 And the email


The URL to the image has to absolute, and the user reading the email must have access to it.



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Super User II
Super User II

Hi @DrDak 

Are you trying to embed a dataUri? if so Outlook does not support them...

You need to pass a URL to an image which is accessible to the user viewing the email... if the file is in SharePoint it will not be available to external users without authentication, or internal users if they don;t have permissions to the image file.




Hello @Jay-Encodian 


I suppose embed is the improper term on my part. I am just trying to attach an image to the email, almost like a signature. 

Additionally, I currently am testing the email within my organization so shouldn’t the image be pulling up properly?


I’ve  ran this flow before and it’s worked then one day it gave me the error message I described earlier

@DrDak You're flow show's you inserting an image via HTML... are you trying to do that or attach an image as an attachment? Assuming its the former, go to your run history and check the input / outputs on the send email action, you will be able to see the actual HTML used in the email. If the image URL is working for in a browser then it should work... but you need to consider auth could be a factor as if the image is stored in SharePoint it is not accessible unless you are authenticated and authorised.

@Jay-Encodian I am trying to include it in the email, but not as an attachment. I am aiming for something more like a signature, to be used for product and company branding. I am attempting to fix the flow now, I let you know what happens shortly


Here is a working example:


 And the email


The URL to the image has to absolute, and the user reading the email must have access to it.



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Hi @DrDak ,


Have your issue been solved according to @Jay-Encodian 'solution?

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Best Regards,



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