Strange behavior Outlook 2003

Hi,

I'm totally surprised again - I recently designed a new newsletter template for my company. It's absolutely okay in every tested clients (Outlook 2007, 2010, Thunderbird (Mac,Win), Outlook Express and also on many web based clients), except Outlook 2003. :(

I have no idea what happens in the header part.

Here is the newsletter:
http://www.capsule.hu/local/netrisk/netrisk_aprilis_hirlevel.html
(check the source there please, I'm using premailer to create the inline styles).

Outlook 2003 Screenshot:
http://www.capsule.hu/local/netrisk/nr_nl__april_outlook_2003.png

I would be extremely thankful for the help!

Thanks in forth!

{ chron }

Rich Simisker Rich Simisker, 6 years ago

A quick fix might be to add valign="top" and specify heights for the table cells that don't currently have them specified.

Sorry I can't be more specific, but it's difficult to quickly diagnose/test a structure that uses rowspans and colspans.

If it were me, I'd look at restructuring that using nested tables; they're more predictable.


Self-styled "Technical Boffin" at Plasticle E-mail Design.
chronotype, 6 years ago

Thank You Rich,

I'll give it a try (yepp, I forgot about the vertical-align (valign) issue, hopefully this one will help). I used to design mail newsletters earlier also, but now I've decided to keep it as simple as possible - that's why I didn't used nested tables.

Thank You again for the help!

chronotype, 6 years ago

:( I added the valign attribute to every td and defined the exact heights to every single cell also, but still the same shit in 2003. Ah. I don't have more time to find this out :( I switch to nested tables. Arghh.

See why 200,000 companies worldwide love Campaign Monitor.

From Australia to Zimbabwe, and everywhere in between, companies count on Campaign Monitor for email campaigns that boost the bottom line.

Get started for free