Newsletter HTML Emails w/CSS not Rendering in Outlook 2007


M

Melissa

I've coded several inline CSS HTML Emails that are sent to my Outlook 2007
email via Lsoft. Approximately 99% of the time the emails renders in Outlook
properly without a problem, however the other 1% the tables are displayed
incorrectly as are the fonts. I'm using tables with the correct width (none
are nested), the images are hosted not embedded and all the links and fonts
are dictated via inline CSS (all of the links work).

I can't figure out why most of the time the email displays properly in
Outlook (and multiple other emails such as Yahoo and Gmail) but a small
percentage of the time the email gets whacked out of shape. Is this simply a
result of Microsoft's regressed update in Outlook's rendering engine - Word -
or does anyone know of a reason and workaround for this?

Thanks in advance.
 
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Diane Poremsky [MVP]

On the whacked ones, what does the source show? Are you using Outlook to
send too or sending from the lsoft interface?

I too send newsletters to an Lsoft-hosted mailing list and so far, I haven't
had a problem. I create them in an HTML editor, insert into outlook then
send.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
Need Help with Common Tasks? http://www.outlook-tips.net/beginner/
Outlook 2007: http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/ol2007/



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M

Melissa

Diane,

We're using Lsoft to send the emails to our database of users, many of which
use Outlook 2007. Sending from Outlook to many thousands of people is just
not feasible.

i actually hand-code the html, insert it into Lsoft and send. I believe the
problem is with Outlook 2007 and its utilization of Word to parse emails; I
just don't know how to correct it when I've coded properly.

Diane Poremsky said:
On the whacked ones, what does the source show? Are you using Outlook to
send too or sending from the lsoft interface?

I too send newsletters to an Lsoft-hosted mailing list and so far, I haven't
had a problem. I create them in an HTML editor, insert into outlook then
send.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
Need Help with Common Tasks? http://www.outlook-tips.net/beginner/
Outlook 2007: http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/ol2007/



Exchange Messaging Outlook newsletter:
(e-mail address removed)




You can access this newsgroup by visiting
http://www.microsoft.com/office/community/en-us/default.mspx or point your
newsreader to msnews.microsoft.com.


Melissa said:
I've coded several inline CSS HTML Emails that are sent to my Outlook 2007
email via Lsoft. Approximately 99% of the time the emails renders in
Outlook
properly without a problem, however the other 1% the tables are displayed
incorrectly as are the fonts. I'm using tables with the correct width
(none
are nested), the images are hosted not embedded and all the links and
fonts
are dictated via inline CSS (all of the links work).

I can't figure out why most of the time the email displays properly in
Outlook (and multiple other emails such as Yahoo and Gmail) but a small
percentage of the time the email gets whacked out of shape. Is this simply
a
result of Microsoft's regressed update in Outlook's rendering engine -
Word -
or does anyone know of a reason and workaround for this?

Thanks in advance.
 
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Terry R.

The date and time was Tuesday, May 05, 2009 2:00:02 PM, and on a whim,
Melissa pounded out on the keyboard:
Diane,

We're using Lsoft to send the emails to our database of users, many of which
use Outlook 2007. Sending from Outlook to many thousands of people is just
not feasible.

i actually hand-code the html, insert it into Lsoft and send. I believe the
problem is with Outlook 2007 and its utilization of Word to parse emails; I
just don't know how to correct it when I've coded properly.

Melissa,

Send the newsletter as an HTML file attachment. That's what I started
recommending and it's working. At least then you will know it displays
properly in most browsers.


Terry R.
 

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