Color & Background


  • AOL Desktop
  • Apple Mail 10
  • IBM Notes 9
  • Outlook 2000–03
  • Outlook 2007–16
  • Outlook Express
  • Outlook for Mac
  • Postbox
  • Thunderbird
  • Windows 10 Mail
  • Windows Live Mail
  • Android 4.2.2 Mail
  • Android 4.4.4 Mail
  • AOL Alto Android app
  • AOL Alto iOS app
  • BlackBerry
  • Gmail Android app
  • Gmail Android app IMAP
  • Gmail iOS app
  • Gmail mobile webmail
  • iOS 10 Mail
  • iOS 11 Mail
  • Outlook Android app
  • Outlook iOS app
  • Windows Phone 8 Mail
  • Yahoo! Mail Android app
  • Yahoo! Mail iOS app
  • AOL Mail
  • G Suite
  • Gmail
  • Yahoo! Mail
Additional notes

Working with background images in email is challenging for a number of reasons. Email clients have limited support for CSS background images and for some of the properties for controlling how the background image appears—especially CSS3 properties.

In some of the email clients which don’t support the CSS properties for background images, the HTML background attribute can be used on table or <body> elements for basic background image support.

For Outlook support, the background image HTML or CSS can be supplemented with additional VML markup.See the resources below for more details.

Please see the resources below for more details.

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