Now I know that Outlook 2007 uses word to read the HTML codes in a graphic email. Now Im using a similar code that i do on my site and it works great for all email providers and programs except outlook 07. what I need to know is what is causing my email to look separated and the cells to dis align?

2 answers

o.k.w 2355

I believe that issue is the rendering of the cell spanning across rows/columns that Outlook 2007 (OL2007). Some how near the table portion where the row spanning cells are, it doesn't show.

You can sign up at LitmusApp (sponsor of this site) to perform email/page testing across various browsers and email clients. They provide free testing over weekends.

I did one for you and here are the results:

Without images loaded (We can see the cells arrangement which seems good)
Images loaded (Here's where we can see the 'holes', and huge blank spaces beneath)

I do not have a definition solution as I'm not sure why cell spanning caused these holes. What I'll recommend are:

  • Reduce the number of cell spannings, this is when nested tables might work better.
  • merge two or more images if possible.
  • consider using image maps for the hyperlinks on the top right

Hope the above helps. :)

PS: The Litmus test is still executing when I post this, hopefully there will be analysis when it completes. Btw, I'm in now way connected to them.

Answered over 9 years ago by o.k.w

A good resource so you know exactly what is available as CSS in Outlook 2007 is the

Guide to CSS support in email clients from Campaign Monitor

and work your way up.

hope it helps.

Answered over 9 years ago by Bruno Alexandre