Also the vml images dont load if you put multiple of them in one email. (Very Glitchy)
If you are looking for an alternate to VML, use this method
This will work for the whole email only - not an individual element. This works in Outlook 2010 and is how we used to do it before Stig discovered the magic of VML. ;)
Sorry if this technique has been covered earlier in the thread - I just skimmed through.
I have had no issues with getting a repeating Body background working in Outlook - VML really isn't needed IMO. You need three pieces:
- The background="background.jpg" attribute on your 100% width table for Outlook.com - no, it's not valid, but it works!
- Background CSS styles on your 100% width table for Yahoo.
- Background CSS styles on the Body for everything else.
This covers most major email clients, but should still be thoroughly tested.
The only issue is you can NOT use a solid colour fallback (by either using CSS background-color or attribute bgcolor) on the 100% width table as Outlook 07+ will use it, covering the background styles on the Body. You can have a colour fallback with the Body styles though.
As for a background on a single TD, using the Background attribute and CSS background styles on the TD itself does work for most major email clients except Outlook 07+. So I could see the VML potentially being useful there, though the drawback with VML is the images have to already be hosted.
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