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i am sending out an html email through a third party provider.  I have hosted the images on my server and sent the third party my code.  It works great for me when i test it - but they are saying the html is breaking in mozilla browser with yahoo and hotmail.

any suggestions?
<html>
<head>
<title>email honey do</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
</head>
<body bgcolor="#FFFFFF" leftmargin="0" topmargin="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0">
<!-- ImageReady Slices (email honey do.psd) -->
<table id="Table_01" width="576" height="545" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
	<tr>
		<td colspan="2">
			<img src="http://jen.zigmarketing.com/SOSTOH/111.jpg" width="576" height="94" alt=""></td>
	</tr>
 
	<tr>
		<td>
			<img src="http://jen.zigmarketing.com/SOSTOH/222.jpg" width="281" height="132" alt=""></td>
		<td rowspan="2">
			<img src="http://jen.zigmarketing.com/SOSTOH/333.jpg" width="295" height="280" alt=""></td>
	</tr>
	<tr>
		<td>
 
			<img src="http://jen.zigmarketing.com/SOSTOH/444.jpg" width="281" height="148" alt=""></td>
 
	</tr>
	<tr>
		<td>
			<img src="http://jen.zigmarketing.com/SOSTOH/555.jpg" width="281" height="147" alt=""></td>
		<td>
			<a href="http://www.saveoursaturdays.com/?source=toh&mda=email&cmpgn=apr15&ad">
				<img src="http://jen.zigmarketing.com/SOSTOH/email-honey-do_04.jpg" width="295" height="147" border="0" alt=""></a></td>
 
	</tr>
	<tr>
 
		<td colspan="2">
			<a href="mailto:optout@zigmarketing.com?subject=Unsubscribe from Krylon">
				<img src="http://jen.zigmarketing.com/SOSTOH/email-honey-do_05.jpg" width="576" height="24" border="0" alt=""></a></td>
	</tr>
</table>
<!-- End ImageReady Slices -->
</body>
</html>

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shalomc earned 1500 total points
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most email software and providers nowadays automatically block external images.
The reason for this is that embedded external images can be used (and were heavily abused) to track email delivery, intrude on privacy, and inject hostile code into the browser session.

Therefore, I recommend that you see if you can use embedded inline images with your email provider. I suspect that it will significantly increase your costs because now you pay for the image bandwidth rather than dump the costs on your customers :)

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shalomc answered the question. Just because mikow doesn't like the answer much doesn't mean that it shouldn't be accepted as the solution.
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sorry honestly i tried to except it once and it kept getting kicked back - so i just wanted to close it - must have been a technical error - this time i was able to except it.
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