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Vedran18 December 2013, 2:08 My fix for this (after many hours of agony):

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It's just that their customers might not be the ones you hoped for. With the release of Outlook 2007, Microsoft is effectively adding an entirely new rendering engine to the mix—one that designers producing HTML email will not be able to ignore. Mea culpa.) But this decision does nothing to secure the email clients of those ‘incompetent computer users'. Sam16 March 2012, 5:06 @Michelle Klann Thanks for your solution, it worked, though i find it to be a crude one.

Taking away the use of IE as the rendering engine means that anything sent is now NO LONGER sure of how it will be displayed - which can wipe out the Ros Hodgekiss Hi Chris, thank you so much for sharing this! Your personal feelings on whether text email is "better" than HTML email are irrelevant. Not using margins may save production time during testing.

Before, when using Outlook in html the text on my sreen appeared black, but arived light lime green. Regardless of how the nested tables are stacked, the wrapper table will still be too tall. And it sounds like Outlook 2007 is a huge step backwards, which I can't say is a great surprise. Also - it stands to reason that if your email is long enough that you encounter this issue - you probably have other things you should worry about - like staying

Not only that, but this new rendering engine isn’t any better than that which Outlook previously used—indeed, it’s far worse. Some offer a choice of plain text alternative (and I think that's good for folks such as yourself who prefer that) but many do not bother. Our first response was ‘well wait, there has to be a workaround'. What a ridiculous thing to happen in emails meant to be displayed on SCREEN!

Changing either one as the default seems to make no difference to how the font arrives at the other end. Because it now harder to format HTML email - then you can start expecting developers to create HTML email with even LARGER images, hence clogging up networks and servers even more. Outlook, as the author mentions, is a very important HTML client, with a substantial amount of end-user market share. that's not how it works in america, anyway.

It also makes file sizes smaller than those saved in the old binary formats. Is there a setting somewhere in Windows that is impacting on Word? give me a link, and let me decide what i download. Email should be text only HTML email is used for more than just marketing.

arm yourself with information and make the sale! navigate to this website I dont mean offense or anything, but bemoaning the fact that Outlook render HTML as some kind of huge mistake that was never meant to be is just pointless. Kevin Yank Anonymous, To quote an (in)famous Microsoft CEO, "Developers, developers, developers." Anonymous I (Anon 2) concur (Anon 1); the developers are not the primary concern - we never are, and The reasoning from someone that you should just use attached files also has the problem that attached files (create a PDF to be able to do layout) are creating a serious

  1. This move by Microsoft makes the job of a web developer that much more difficult.
  2. And for an additional tip, to quickly check my html for issues, I just open it in ms word.
  3. Every time, Outlook.com stripped all mentions of margin from our HTML email code, simply leaving tantalizing semi-colons, like prawn tails after a seafood dinner.
  4. HTML belongs on the web, not in our Word documents or e-mail.
  5. Also, I was primarily testing with Outlook 2007, part of Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007.
  6. I've heard that Express will not have all of the same issues as Outlook 2007.
  7. And end users to the most part want rich pretty looking content.
  8. Anonymous Ever heard of XHTML Basic?
  9. jkeene186623 April 2013, 8:16 @Geoff, Thanks for your help on this.
  10. Anybody with even the slightest bit of interest in the marketing of their business will prefer HTML over 12 point courier.

When I put in real content I'm now seeing the same problem where the second column floats down. I use multiple profiles, and multiple accounts within a profile - and Outlook really handles that very, very badly. Have good harmless fun in your little playpen! More about the author Eric.Coleman you woldn't need to compete with someone elses "pretty" newsletter if email was still text.

Hotmail already didn't recognize any margin other than margin-bottom. This ActiveX is a key component of the currently installed IE. If you use the option in Outlook to view in browser it looks fine.

Thanks very much!

You do have to set the text-align and line-height in the containing

and any s nested inside your old paragraphs now need to have a set font-size.

This has resulted It also worked fine on ol/ul tags, as well as margin-left on ol/ul tags. The only change I made was making the right align. This is not say I agree with that, but it's a valid use case.

I tend to use margin only for small styling purposes, since support for margin-top in Hotmail and certain elements within Outlook 2007-2010 has always been lacking, but still. Sooooo...... Also, the right float seems to nudge the second column to the right on the iphone so it doesn't quite align on the left with the first column in the iPhone click site Microsoft has been shouting from the rooftops about the new security model in Internet Explorer 7 that prevents the nasty security issues that have plagued Outlook in the past.

Anonymous Sitepoint experts, Thanks for the heads up concerning this rather sad development from Microsoft. jkeene186623 April 2013, 9:00 @Geoff, So I pasted the HTML instead of sending it from Constant Contact and it does look fine on iPhone. Kevin Yank Hinshelm: Does Outlook 2007 not support the new XML document standard I'm afraid it doesn't.