Gmail New removes color: #000000

I've noticed that the new Gmail removes all color: #000000; styles. Has anyone else noticed this too?

<a href="http://www.example.com" target="_blank" title="Example" style="text-decoration: underline; color: #000000;">Example</a>

I've tried <span style="color: #000000;">...</span> within the link, but this doesn't work.

Other colors are supported, so I changed #000000 to #000001. This works fine for me.

It seems that the background-color style is also removed, but I use bgcolor on tables and td's.

Some extra information:

www.google.vu/support

roshodgekiss roshodgekiss, 4 years ago

Hi wilbertheinen, thank you for posting your observation here and a huge sorry for not getting back to you earlier on this one. We've noticed a few changes with Gmail as of late, so we'll certainly be investigating in the coming week. Thanks again and keep posting any oddities you find - keep an eye on our blog for our follow-up :)


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wilbertheinen wilbertheinen, 4 years ago

I'm looking forward to it!


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roshodgekiss roshodgekiss, 4 years ago

Hi Wilber, I've just drafted up a blog post on link colors in Gmail, which I'll probably post sometime in the next week or so. Thanks for your help with this - I've featured a well-deserved hat tip!

If there's anything you think I should revise here, feel free to pop me a line - otherwise, keep sending those awesome tips through!


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wilbertheinen wilbertheinen, 4 years ago

Nice blog post!

I think you can also use <font color="#000000">, because I've noticed that bgcolor="#000000" still works in Gmail. I will test this and keep you posted.


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wilbertheinen wilbertheinen, 4 years ago

Use of <font color="#000000"> works fine in Gmail. I've tested it for normal text and for links.

<a href="http:/www.example.com" target="_blank" title="example"><strong><font color="#000000" face="Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif" style="text-decoration:underline;">Example</font></strong></a>

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wilbertheinen wilbertheinen, 3 years ago

It looks like Gmail is supporting #000000 again :-D


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roshodgekiss roshodgekiss, 3 years ago

Hooray! Love this news - thanks for the update!


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JohnP JohnP, 3 years ago

Does this include #FFFFFF also?

roshodgekiss roshodgekiss, 3 years ago

Keen to find out myself, actually. Let me know if you get around to testing this first :)


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wilbertheinen wilbertheinen, 3 years ago

Sorry guys! I did some tests and it turns out that #000000 still doesn't work. :-(


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roshodgekiss roshodgekiss, 3 years ago

Ah, too bad - but thank you so much for letting us know :)


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syberpuppy, 2 years ago

I just ran into that problem for the first time. Took me a while to figure out how I managed to avoid it until now, and what I found out might prove useful to other people too.

It seems the problem does not occur if the object containing the url (td in my case) has any color other than #000000. so:

This will be blue:
<td style=""><a target="_blank" href="http://www.google.com" style="color: #000000;">read more</a></td>

This will be blue (since the color on the td should not be black) :
<td style="color: #000000;"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.google.com" style="color: #000000;">read more</a></td>

But that will be black:
<td style="color: #aeaeae;"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.google.com" style="color: #000000;">read more</a></td>

JohnP JohnP, 2 years ago

This also happens with #FFFFFF. You should use #000001 and #FFFFFE for black and white respectively. The issue seems to only be for hyperlinks in Gmail. Both colors work fine elsewhere in the email.

chido, 2 years ago

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wilbertheinen wilbertheinen, 1 year ago

Hi all,

It seems that Gmail fixed this issue. Did a couple of tests with color: #000000 on links and these render as they should be.

Could anyone else check as well?

Cheers!


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