Wrong font in Outlook 2007

Help please! - I am trying to make a mega simple email for CM in a sans-serif font. However Outlook 2007 keeps displaying it in times new roman.  my html coder has provided me with a template, but i suspect that he is out of touch with outlook 2007 requirements. I am trying to tweak it myself, looks fine in a browser, but when sent by campaign monitor as a test it displays in Outlook 2007 in times new roman (not just for me, for everyone who gets it in outlook)

I paste a simple version below (without content text else same as used)

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3c.org/TR/1999/REC-html401-19991224/loose.dtd">
<html><head><title>Invite MFL</title>
<meta content="text/html; charset=unicode" http-equiv="Content-Type">
<meta name="GENERATOR" content="MSHTML 8.00.6001.18876"></head>
style="FONT-FAMILY: verdana, 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; COLOR: rgb(0,32,56); FONT-SIZE: 14px; FONT-WEIGHT: normal">
<table style="WIDTH: 100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center">
      <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="600" align="center">
          <td align="left">
            <p><img src="images/logo.jpg" width="150" height="60"></p></td></tr>
            <p><span style='font-family:verdana, 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif>
                  <br><br><font color="red">xxxxxxxxxxxxxx?</font></b>
            <br><p>Dear xxxx
            <br><br>yyyyyyy yyyyyyyyyyy
            <br><br>yyyyyyy yyyyyyyyyyy.
            <br><br>yyyyyyy yyyyyyyyyyy
            <br><br>yyyyyyy yyyyyyyyyyy:</span></p>
            <table border="0" width="100%">
                <td align="middle"><a title="Click here to start"
                  border=0 src="images/btn_start.jpg" width=155

            <p><span style='font-family:verdana, 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif>
             If you have any questions, please reply to this email or: <a href="mailto:lkj@asd.yo.uk">asd@org.uk</a>
            <br><br>THANK YOU very much for your help.
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midlantic, 7 years ago

ANY help or comments appreciated!

BThies BThies, 7 years ago

Off a quick glance:

This which appears twice:
<span style='font-family:verdana, 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif>

Should be:
<span style="font-family:verdana,'Helvetica Neue',Arial,sans-serif">

Double quotes on outside, single quote on inside...  otherwise it's not closed.

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

Genius! Thanks very much.

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