HTML Emails (w/ CSS) not always rendering properly in Outlook 2007


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Melissa

I've coded multiple inline CSS HTML emails that are sent from Lsoft to my
Outlook 2007 email. About 99% of the time, the email renders perfectly,
however the other 1%, the tables and fonts render incorrectly. All the code
is utilizing inline CSS, I'm using multple tables with proper widths (none
are nested), the images are hosted and not embedded, and the links all work
properly.

I can't figure out why sometimes it looks perfect and other times it's a bit
"off." Is this just an Outlook 2007 issue since Microsoft regressed with
their current changes?

Thanks
 
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Terry R.

The date and time was Tuesday, May 05, 2009 1:05:02 PM, and on a whim,
Melissa pounded out on the keyboard:
I've coded multiple inline CSS HTML emails that are sent from Lsoft to my
Outlook 2007 email. About 99% of the time, the email renders perfectly,
however the other 1%, the tables and fonts render incorrectly. All the code
is utilizing inline CSS, I'm using multple tables with proper widths (none
are nested), the images are hosted and not embedded, and the links all work
properly.

I can't figure out why sometimes it looks perfect and other times it's a bit
"off." Is this just an Outlook 2007 issue since Microsoft regressed with
their current changes?

Thanks

Hi Melissa,

What are you using to write the code? Word creates horribly bloated
code that clients can stumble on.

I have found that by adding a style to the table data tag keeps
incorrect fonts and sizes from popping up in tables. I gave up trying
to figure out why it happens randomly. I just do the work-arounds.

I recently had a client that uses a hosted mail list (that I create a
monthly newsletter for) and I had to submit the "before" code and
"after" code to their techs, because my clean hand code apparently was
being recoded by Word somewhere between the send and receive, and the
result was a disaster. And I was creating an HTML file that was an
attachment, but it was still being recoded. They were unaware of that
issue and fixed it.


Terry R.
 

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