Msg#: 3957003 posted 3:51 am on Jul 22, 2009 (gmt 0)
1. Remember that Outlook now uses the MS Word rendering engine (shudder) and not IE. So view your html version in MS Word! 2. Keep source code as simple as possible 3. CSS should be inline, not external 4. CSS positioning is not ready for prime time in email - use table structures 5. Images should be called from the server, not attached. This helps your email get into more corporate environments.
Msg#: 3957003 posted 6:03 am on Jul 22, 2009 (gmt 0)
You just open your html file in Word to make sure the source code renders the way you hoped - don't use Word to actually create the code.
am I best sending page by email in IE
Sorry, does not compute. You need to use an email client, not a browser.
If this will be anything more than a one-off email, then the company should definitely get some software to use for this. Some of my clients use Gammadyne, which has very reasonable shareware and retail prices.
More complex email solutions can also track various campaigns, but Gammadyne on its own has pretty sophisticated controls. For instance, it lets you throttle your send output so that any given email service doesn't get hit too quickly and send the messages into a black hole or spam filter.