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Total Posts:  13
Posted: 20 July 2016 01:52 PM


Alex Ilhan

Total Posts:  230
Posted: 21 July 2016 07:08 AM
[ # 1 ]

Hey Metexanvt22,

Nice to see you on the forums again grin

Could you please post your code as an attached HTML file? It looks like a width or something similar throwing it out.



Geoff Phillips

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Total Posts:  386
Posted: 22 July 2016 09:47 AM
[ # 2 ]

To fix this issue, you’ll need to make a few changes. Outlook doesn’t respect max-width, so you’ll need to put “ghost tables” around your main content. Here’s a blog about that:

I also noticed that your top image is a bit too wide (640) for the email’s body width (600). You can fix this by setting the width attribute to 600 (width=“600”) and then setting an inline style with 100% width (style=“width:100%;”). This will make it 100% in most places but constrain it to 600 in Outlook.

I have attached the code with these fixes.

File Attachments
Metexanvt22_1.html  (File Size: 8KB - Downloads: 196)



Total Posts:  13
Posted: 29 July 2016 03:23 PM
[ # 3 ]

Thanks Geoff! You are always super helpful!