As per your blog reply Alex, here is the code I'm using. As mentioned it is not displaying properly in Outlook 2010....
Here is my code. I deslected b/g image and border colour.
<div><!--[if mso]> <v:roundrect xmlns:v="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" xmlns:w="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:word" href="http://emailbtn.net/" style="height:40px;v-text-anchor:middle;width:200px;" arcsize="10%" stroke="f" fillcolor="#355390"> <w:anchorlock/> <center> <![endif]--> <a href="http://emailbtn.net/" style="background-color:#355390;border-radius:4px;color:#ffffff;display:inline-block;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;font-weight:bold;line-height:40px;text-align:center;text-decoration:none;width:200px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;">Book your free place</a> <!--[if mso]> </center> </v:roundrect> <![endif]--></div>
Where does it appear like this? Your code editor? Litmus test? Live test?
This is how these buttons appear for me when I have my Dreamweaver in code view. However, on a live test they work fine.
Should have explained Alex, this is how it's appearing when I send a test to Outlook 2010. GMail and Hotmail are fine.
Should have mentioned, I use a different ESP for one of my clients as they send very high volumes and do not require the powerful reporting which CM offers. It was this ESP I was testing in as I was sending a campaign this afternoon.
Having just tested in CM it is working fine. Strange though that it works in one ESP and not another.
/ Sorry to have mislead you on this :-)
Could you send it to Outlook 2010 using your regular ESP and then copy out the entire source and paste it on here? We'll need to see how that ESP is dealing with the code.
Here you go Alex, it's not a full email, just testing the button only.
<html> <head> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8"></head> <body><div> <a href="http://t.ymlp292.net/hqqeagawmhuacaejwaxau/click.php" style="background-color:#355390;border-radius:4px;color:#ffffff;display:inline-block;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;font-weight:bold;line-height:40px;text-align:center;text-decoration:none;width:200px;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;">Book your free place</a> </div><!--YMLPUF--><div align=center style="padding-top:10px;padding-bottom:10px;font-family:Verdana;font-size:8pt;color:#000000;"><hr noshade color=#000000 width=50% size=1> <a href="http://ymlp292.net/ugejmemygugugueswggejeqsh" style="color:#000000;">Unsubscribe / Change Profile</a> <br> <a href=http://ymlp292.net/m/ style="color:#000000;">Powered by YMLP</a> </div><!--YMLPUFE--> <img alt=" " height="1" src="http://t.ymlp292.net/kukvuqqhqfmud/footer.gif" width="1" border="0"> </body></html>
It looks to me as if your ESP is stripping out the Outlook conditional VML hack. Possibly because it is classifying it as comments and removing them. I'd be keen to see Stig's reply to this too, hopefully he sees it.
Not sure what to suggest with this one pal.
Mind if I ask what ESP it is? I've worked with a lot.
I believe Alex is on the money. There's not much you can do if the VML and conditional comments are being stripped out entirely, but at least it preserves the actual link.
We do occasionally see ISPs alter the code, but it won't be the case for most recipients.
Thanks Alex and Stig. Not a problem, 95% of my volume goes through CM so I can live with this not working in the other ESP.
@Alex - it's YMLP.com.
Plan to get a service from this http://www.digitekprinting.com/direct-mail about direct mail and email sender for my business needs.. but thinking will this work without any future risk. Hopefully your guide here will let me choose the right thing.