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css not readable in outlook 2010

Hi all,

I have made a simple html  table which should have rounded corners.
However because the main entry is fluent I have used css style code to repeat my background.
All works well and is visible in browser. But when I sent out my webpage to an outlook recipient who has outlook 2010 the css is not displayed correct

The code in question is <td align="left" valign="top" style="background:url(http://www.mysite.com/mail/border2_06.png) repeat-y ;">

in outlook you have a button on top which says. If the page you are looking at is not displayed correct please press this button to view in a browser. When I do this the tabel is perfect.

However I want to use this email to send to 2700 people. I doubt they are going to click on the button and see a bad html styled page.

What can I do about this issue?
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Kyle HamiltonData ScientistCommented:
background images are not supported in Outlook07/10

here is a list of support in email clients:

Your definitely going to have a hard time getting any type of CSS to render in Outlook 2010.

Also, email vs. browser rendering are like night and day. Email clients do not hold web standards very high, if they hold them at all.
osa2Author Commented:
Kyle HamiltonData ScientistCommented:
just came across this outlook background-image hack. though you might find it useful:

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