Outlook 2007 Issues

I know I am a little behind here, but wanted to make sure you all are aware of the recent changes in the way email is displayed in Outlook2007 as opposed to Outlook 2003. A more in depth synopsis is available through the DM News, but here are the main concerns:

Outlook 2003 used word to create messages and internet explorer to display HTML, 2007 on the other hand use Word to create and display HTML.
This means –
No background image support
No flash or other plug ins
No up to date CSS support

That being said, your email messages may look nothing like what you originally sent, to an Outlook 2007 reader.

Steps you can take to avoid an indecipherable method: Take the time (I know, no one has any) to use very simple HTML when designing your templates. Not only will this have a shot at being displayed properly, spam filters LOVE clean HTML. The cleaner, the better chance of your email being delivered in the first place. Send a test to a friend that has 2007 and have her take a screenshot for you and make changes accordingly. Test, test, test until you achieve the results you are happy with. Also, always include a link to “view as a webpage” Swiftpage automatically adds this link to every email template that is sent through our system.

About Dan Ogdon

Dan has been with Swiftpage since 2006 and has a passion for delivering solutions to companies that increase the value of their product offerings. Dan is an avid fly fisherman and spends any time he can with his growing family.

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