Adding background image to body in CSS breaks default font in Outlook?

Weird sitch here, but when I added the background image to the body selector in CSS, suddenly my font-family spec in the body was no longer being inherited throughout the layout. I fixed this by adding it specifically to each table's CSS, of course, but I was wondering if anyone had seen this before, or if I was doing something odd which may have caused it.

    body {
      background-image: url('gradient_onepx.gif');
      background-repeat: repeat-x no-repeat;
      font-family: Arial, sans-serif;
      color: #262626;
      line-height: 1.4;
    }

FWIW, the bg was originally entered at the end of the body selector.

Thanks in advance for any light you may be able to shed on this.

Patrick

substate, 5 years ago

Background image isn't supported in Outlook 07/10, hotmail, or gmail, so you really shouldn't use it anyway.

roshodgekiss roshodgekiss, 5 years ago

Hi Patrick, that's very unusual. Would you be able to kindly post your campaign code here in this forum thread so we can take a look? Otherwise, you can send it to our support team and we'll try to get to the bottom of it all.

Substate - Sorry to correct you on this one, but we've been able to get background images working in Outlook '07 and Hotmail. If you're curious, there's a very active forum thread which discusses its application.


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substate, 5 years ago

Ah, that's good news. Thanks for the update.

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