Gap next to images in Outlook 2007

I have an email that displays fine in all the email clients I have tested in, except for (surprise!) Outlook 2007.  In Outlook 2007 there is a small gap to the right and to the left of the main image, pictures_of_london.png.  Unless I'm missing something (which is entirely possible) it is not a whitespace issue.  I have set a width on all the <td>s, and I have made the background color of the <td> and <tr> the same colour as the border, but none of these get rid of the two lines of blue that appear.  Code below:

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<title>Thought of doing your Master's or PhD in London?</title>
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         <h1 style="font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 38px; font-weight: normal; color:#ffffff; background-color:#164399; margin:0;padding:0;">Thought of doing your Master's or PhD in London?      </h1></td>
  </tr><tr width="625" bgcolor="#bbbdc0" style="background-color:#bbbdc0;padding:0;margin:0;color:#ffffff;"><td width="625" bgcolor="#bbbdc0" style="background-color:#bbbdc0;padding:0;margin:0;color:#ffffff;height:215px; width: 625px;"><img src="images/pictures_of_london.png" width="625" height="215" alt="Pictures of London: Senate House, London bridge, the London Eye, the 'Gherkin', a London Underground sign and the British Museum Great Court." style="margin: 0; padding: 0; border: 0; background-color: #bbbdc0;"/></td></tr><tr width="625" style="background-color:#164399;padding:0;margin:0;color:#ffffff;">
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        <p style="font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; color:#ffffff; background-color:#164399; margin:0;padding:0;">
            The School of History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck, University of London is one of the UK's top 5 departments for research (RAE best 5*)
and offers competitive scholarships for International (non EU) students for Masters Programmes. Birkbeck is ranked top in London and fifth nationally in the
UK’s student satisfaction survey. The School is located in the heart of London's unsurpassed academic quarter. For further details, please contact Alison Watson.</p></td>
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        <h2 style="font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 20px; font-weight: normal; color:#bbbdc0; background-color:#164399; margin:0; padding:0;">Tel +44 (0)20 7631 6217</h2>         <h2 style="font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 20px; font-weight: normal; color:#bbbdc0; background-color:#164399; margin:0; padding:0;">Email
        <a href="mailto:a.watson@bbk.ac.uk" style="font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 20px; font-weight: normal; color:#bbbdc0; background-color:#164399; text-decoration: underline;margin:0; padding: 0;">a.watson@bbk.ac.uk</a></h2> <h2 style="font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 30px; font-weight: normal; color:#bbbdc0; background-color:#164399; margin:0; padding:0;">
        <a href="http://www.bbk.ac.uk/hca" style="font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 20px; font-weight: normal; color:#bbbdc0; background-color:#164399; text-decoration: underline; margin: 0; padding: 0;">www.bbk.ac.uk/hca</a></h2></td>
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        <h2 style="font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 30px; font-weight: normal; color:#bbbdc0; background-color:#164399; margin:0; padding:0;">Postgraduate and Research
Degrees in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London.</h2></td>
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    <td width="625" style="background-color:#164399;padding:20px 40px 10px 60px;margin:0;color:#ffffff;"><p style="color:#ffffff; background-color:#164399;font-size: 12px;padding:0;margin: 0;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Click on the links below for details of courses and research scholarships.</p></td>
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            <a href="http://www.bbk.ac.uk/hca/prospective/researchdegrees" style="font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-weight: normal; color:#ffffff; background-color:#164399; text-decoration: underline;">PhD in History, Ancient History, Classics and Archaeology</a>    </td>
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    <td width="625" style="color:#ffffff; background-color:#164399;font-size: 15px;padding:20px 40px 0px 60px;margin:0;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.bbk.ac.uk/hca/prospective/postgraduate/mahistoricalresearch" style="font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-weight: normal; color:#ffffff; background-color:#164399; text-decoration: underline;">MA Historical Research (with Pathway in Cultural History)</a></td>
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    <td width="625" style="color:#ffffff; background-color:#164399;font-size: 15px;padding:20px 40px 0px 60px;margin:0;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.bbk.ac.uk/hca/prospective/postgraduate/macontemphispol" style="font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-weight: normal; color:#ffffff; background-color:#164399; text-decoration: underline;">MA Contemporary History and Politics</a></td>
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    <td width="625" style="color:#ffffff; background-color:#164399;font-size: 15px;padding:20px 40px 0px 60px;margin:0;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.bbk.ac.uk/hca/prospective/postgraduate/malondonstudies" style="font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-weight: normal; color:#ffffff; background-color:#164399; text-decoration: underline;">MA Cities and Cultures</a></td>
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    <td width="625" style="color:#ffffff; background-color:#164399;font-size: 15px;padding:20px 40px 0px 60px;margin:0;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.bbk.ac.uk/hca/prospective/postgraduate/mamedievalcultures" style="font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-weight: normal; color:#ffffff; background-color:#164399; text-decoration: underline;">MA Medieval Cultures (with School of English and Humanities)</a></td>
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  <tr width="625" style="background-color:#164399;padding:0;margin:0;color:#ffffff;">
    <td width="625" style="color:#ffffff; background-color:#164399;font-size: 15px;padding:20px 40px 0px 60px;margin:0;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.bbk.ac.uk/hca/prospective/postgraduate/machemes" style="font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-weight: normal; color:#ffffff; background-color:#164399; text-decoration: underline;">MA Early Modern History</a></td>
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  <tr width="625" style="background-color:#164399;padding:0;margin:0;color:#ffffff;">
    <td width="625" style="color:#ffffff; background-color:#164399;font-size: 15px;padding:20px 40px 0px 60px;margin:0;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.bbk.ac.uk/hca/prospective/postgraduate/mamedievalhistory" style="font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-weight: normal; color:#ffffff; background-color:#164399; text-decoration: underline;">MA Medieval History</a></td>
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    <td width="625" style="color:#ffffff; background-color:#164399;font-size: 15px;padding:20px 40px 0px 60px;margin:0;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.bbk.ac.uk/hca/prospective/postgraduate/maeuropeanhistory" style="font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-weight: normal; color:#ffffff; background-color:#164399; text-decoration: underline;">MA European History</a></td>
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    <td width="625" style="color:#ffffff; background-color:#164399;font-size: 15px;padding:20px 40px 0px 60px;margin:0;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.bbk.ac.uk/hca/prospective/postgraduate/maworldhistory" style="font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-weight: normal; color:#ffffff; background-color:#164399; text-decoration: underline;">MA World History</a></td>
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    <td width="625" style="color:#ffffff; background-color:#164399;font-size: 15px;padding:20px 40px 0px 60px;margin:0;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.bbk.ac.uk/hca/prospective/postgraduate/mabritishisles" style="font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-weight: normal; color:#ffffff; background-color:#164399; text-decoration: underline;">MA History of the British Isles</a></td>
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    <td width="625" style="color:#ffffff; background-color:#164399;font-size: 15px;padding:20px 40px 0px 60px;margin:0;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.bbk.ac.uk/hca/prospective/postgraduate/maclassicalciv" style="font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-weight: normal; color:#ffffff; background-color:#164399; text-decoration: underline;">MA Classical Civilisation</a></td>
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Stig Stig, 8 years ago

There have been a number of posts similar to this - a little searching might get you your answer.

Off the top of my head, the whitespace between your td and/or tr tags might be an issue with Outlook 2007.

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Naomi, 8 years ago

I deleted the whitespace between the relevant <tr> and <td> tags (as I saw another post about a similar problem) and it made no difference.

mattquinlan, 8 years ago

Try style="display: block" on your IMG tag.

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