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HTML Email check on various email browsers

Discussion in 'Web Design Forum' started by Lafaso870, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. Lafaso870

    Lafaso870 Banned

    How do i check my html email compatibility on various email browsers.

    I want to make sure every person seeing my html email see it properly whether it be outlook or eudora or gmail or other.

  2. Victorious

    Victorious New Member

    If you create it in tables and properly style it in almost every email client it will display properly. You can always store it online as html and add a link to your email in case it is not displayed properly. A lot of email clients dont parse css properly so images and tables is the safest option or use third party mailing systems like campaign monitor where it will generate output for you.
  3. kathygreen

    kathygreen New Member


    i would think that keeping it as an image would be the safest option as well, but as victorious mentioned, tables should be a safe option as well.
  4. Dcmtr

    Dcmtr New Member

    I realise this is an old thread, but if anyone wants the answer to this question, I recommend using one of the testing services that exist. Email on Acid is the cheapest one I have found. It simulates a number of webmail services and clients, although you have to run it separately in IE, Chrome etc to see how e.g. Hotmail displays in each browser.

    There are also a few resources out there on the web aimed at helping you create emails that display properly. Campaign Monitor is a commercial service for sending emails, but their website also has a number of useful tips you can look at for free.
  5. G.Weaver

    G.Weaver New Member

    Unfortunately emailer checkers are often a paid for service. Here's one I've seen around often.

    The best free way to do it find a bullet proof way of making your emails and stick to it. Definitely use tables and inline-styles. No background images.

    If you have it working in outlook, hotmail and gmail you're pretty set across the board. I wouldn't worry about the rest as these 3 are the most widely used and problematic (in descending order).

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