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Using CSS for emails

9:30 pm on Mar 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hi, can anyone recommend a website that gives (idiot proof) guidance on creating emails with CSS?
4:37 am on Mar 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Welcome to WebmasterWorld netidme.

If you work with computers long enough you'll eventually come to the realization that as soon as you come up with an idiot proof solution to something ... along will come bigger idiots. ;)

Outlook is one of the most popular mail clients out there. However, Microsoft threw a bit of a monkey wrench into the works with the latest version, Outlook 2007. They're using Word 2007's rendering engine now instead of IE, so that limits a lot of what will be rendered.

Microsoft has put up some guides about this:

  • Word 2007 HTML and CSS Rendering Capabilities in Outlook 2007 (Part 1 of 2) [msdn2.microsoft.com]
  • Word 2007 HTML and CSS Rendering Capabilities in Outlook 2007 (Part 2 of 2) [msdn2.microsoft.com]

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