Newsletter HTML Emails w/CSS not Rendering in Outlook 2007

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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.
 

Diane Poremsky

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Outlook 2016 32 bit
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Office 365 Exchange
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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.

"Melissa" <Melissa> wrote in message

news:F0A2B86A-A4AE-4E14-8A25-C38C7E4D576F@microsoft.com...
> 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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TWVsaXNzYQ

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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 [MVP]" wrote:


> 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.

> >

> > >

> > >

> "Melissa" <Melissa> wrote in message
> news:F0A2B86A-A4AE-4E14-8A25-C38C7E4D576F@microsoft.com...
> > 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.

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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.

Anti-spam measures are included in my email address.

Delete NOSPAM from the email address after clicking Reply.
 
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