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Hotmail & HTML emails

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Hi,

I've been trying to figure this problem out for a long time but couldn't figure it out. Basically I've been having trouble getting my HTML based email blasts (like e-newsletters you would get from HomeDepot.com etc) to display correctly in Hotmail.

For some strange reason every time I start a new row or column (eg. <TR> <TD> etc) in a simple table, Hotmail causes creates a gap when it renders the HTML in its web-based client. As a result, when the table is complicated with a lot of slices, the email becomes all broken up and difficult to read.

I noticed this is a common problem with many marketing e-mails and it doesn't seem like there is anything wrong with the HTML code itself.

Are there any HTML coding guidelines I can follow to solve this problem? I use of CSS is a bit restrictive as the tool which sends out emails don't support them, actually all CSS have to be inline.

thanks for your help

Byron
Mar 28 '08 #1
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ronverdonk
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Show some code, at least the <tr><td> part of it, so we can see if there is anything funny in your script.

Ronald
Mar 28 '08 #2

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I don't completely get your question but if I do you can try using something in the <table border="3"> tag called cellspacing and cellpadding. Cellspacing changes the spacing between each cell. Cellpadding increases the size of the cell. Maybe setting these to 0 will help. But please show us your code.
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