[Pro] Email marketing problem

Hi,

I’m currently trying to produce a page in Freeway that I can use to send out via the Campaign Monitor email service: www.campaignmonitor.com

I can get everything past their HTML test etc and when I test send it to myself its ok in Firefox, just when I send it to a pc running explorer all of the layers on the page appear to seperate themselves and it displays each layer seperately.

Fairly new to this so I’ve no idea.


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When creating content for HTML e-mail, you have to “party like it’s
1997”. HTML 3.2, no layers, no CSS. Outlook for the PC (most common e-
mail reader, roughly equivalent to cockroach = most common life form)
doesn’t like very much in the way of that new-fangled “valid” code
it’s heard so much about.

Walter

On Jun 25, 2009, at 9:14 AM, Daz wrote:

Hi,

I’m currently trying to produce a page in Freeway that I can use to
send out via the Campaign Monitor email service: www.campaignmonitor.com

I can get everything past their HTML test etc and when I test send
it to myself its ok in Firefox, just when I send it to a pc running
explorer all of the layers on the page appear to seperate themselves
and it displays each layer seperately.


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Similar question regarding Freeway Pro 4 and Campaign Monito. I’ve created my HTML email using the guidelines above (and in FP literature): HTML 3.2, no CSS, etc. Problem is when I run tests through CM, it passes everything EXCEPT Outlook 2007. Campaign Monitor said it may be a code validation issue.

Any thoughts as to what it might be and/or how I can figure it out/fix it?


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HI Daz and Russell

I use campiagn monitor and this is waht I do
Build the email in 4.01 Transitional which allows you to use normal styling which makes life a lot easier, but when you create your artwork make sure that the big blue button is set to grey (Table based) and then just use tables to construct your email. Then when you are finished just add Email Ready HTML action.
you can download it from action forge

http://www.actionsforge.com/projects/view/79-email-ready-html

all the best max


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The problem with Outlook 2007 is that Microsoft changed the HTML rendering engine from the IE one to the one used in Word.

Why they though this might be a good idea, I don’t know.

IME to get anything more that the simplest of HTML emails to work in all email clients and all webmail/browser combinations there is no substitute for doing most of your coding by hand. And test, test, test.


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Yes I read the same post - here if anyone wants to look:

http://www.campaignmonitor.com/blog/post/2799/microsoft-to-ignore-web-standards-in-outlook-2010/

David


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