Why is my link being applied to the entire image area instead of my button or shape?

What can I do within an image area?

With Mail Designer 365, you can add a background image or texture. You can also add multiple different graphic elements together within one image area. You can combine multiple shapes and texts and scatter them around within an image area.

However, you can only add one link per image area. You can add a link by double-clicking a graphic element or the background of the image area. Then, go to the style section and click “Edit Link & Background.” You can add the link to your landing page.


Why is my link being applied to the entire image area instead of my button or shape?

When your email templates are rendered, an entire image area will become one image. This means that when you send your email designs, all of the graphic elements that you add within one image area will be combined and turned into one image. As a result, the link that you add will apply to the entire image area instead of a single element.



If you want to add multiple links or multiple buttons that lead to different landing pages, then use layout blocks with multiple image areas. This way, you can a different link within each image area.


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A Quick Tour of Mail Designer 365

Advanced Design Techniques

Appendix: Compatibility

Appendix: Keyboard Shortcuts



Blend Modes

Creative Tools

Exporting a Design to Campaign Monitor

Exporting a Design to Mailchimp

Graphics and Other Objects

HTML Export

Image Areas


Layout Blocks

Optimizing your Template for Mobile

Plain Text

Preparing your Design for Sending

Preview your Design

Send via Mail Designer 365

Sharing your Designs



Text Styles

The Inbox View

Using Retina Images with your Design

Working with Links and Buttons

Working with Text


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