iphones and Javascript

Anyone know much about emailers how how they preview on iphones?

I have designed an emailer that works well in email packages such as Googlemail and Entourage but when viewed on an iphone the type styles differently to what i intended - certain stylings are thrown out etc.  How would i get the styling to be consistent on an iphone as well as a email package like entourage? Also, some javascript has been detected this time when uploading but I can't locate where the problem is? These problems may be linked - can anyone help? Client is really putting pressure on to send this today.

My emailer is:


Andy Hussey

BThies BThies, 7 years ago

I found this site doing a search for iphone emulators for PC:


Brian Thies
Professional Email Developer
Thies Publishing
Mathew Mathew, 7 years ago

Hi Andy,

The iPhone mail renders much the same as Apple Mail on OSX itself. Your email does have script in it - scroll down to the bottom and you'll see a bunch of clickstream javascript.

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jmp909, 7 years ago


a couple of points..

* don't write "hr" and "line" in your alt tag for your horizontal rule image.. if anything write something like alt="---" it visibly makes much more sense when images are off. if possible install the developer's toolbar for firefox and select images->replace images with alt attributes... this gives you a good idea of how people will see your email before they enable images

* we basically don't use styles at all... you cannot guarantee a consistent rendering when using style padding etc. we use old-school tables and shims and get a fairly accurate rendering across Outlook 2k3/2k7, Lotus (8), Gmail, Hotmail, AOL, Thunderbird, Pegasus etc. Styles may give you 80% coverage or something these days (i'm guessing at the figures) but they just don't cut it for us at the moment.

i put some findings up here about styling links http://www.campaignmonitor.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=1812
although each provider keeps updating their rendering techniques, so methodology needs to keep changing but essentially to ensure consistency we use <font><a><font>link</font></a></font> method for styling links

basically you should trial a few different techniques across as many systems as possible


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