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    css in email?

    I was adding a little style to my company's HTML email newsletter template and came to wonder whether and to what extent CSS is supported in various email clients. A google search came up with just a very small handful of discussion threads indicating that gecko and outlook definitely do support it. My own experience with outlook is that it parses it much like IE. We do have an alternate text-only email for those who can't get html at all. So, the question: is it a good idea to use CSS in email?

    bonus question: same deal for Flash - I was thinking of embeding a really small flash movie in the email. This also seems to show up fine in outlook. Any caveats on this apart from the usual issues around requiring the plugin?

    many thanks.

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    Why don;t you ask your "customers" how they would like to see the newsletter. Then send out the CSS/HTML newsletter and ask for feed back?


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    Thanks - we do, in fact, just that. My question is more along the lines of how well CSS actually works in different email clients.

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    I think its like you said. Depends on the Flavour of email client. I will hunt about see if anyone has done any research into this.


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    thanks - i've actually been surprised at how little i could find on this topic - you'd think more people would want to do this -iiinteresting. thanks again for the help.

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