html e-mail template with tables not keeping a fixed width
Posted on 2011-09-30
I have a simple html file that I am trying to use as an e-mail template.
However when I use it as an e-mail it doesn't retain the fixed width that I have set.
It seems to put a large buffer between a picture and some text in the table cell next to it. And the width of the whole table isn't fixed properly.
When I browse to the html file it looks proper. I have tried sending it as an html e-mail from ms word / outlook and also through the mail chimp system.
First I thought it must be a factor of using word/outlook. But when I imported the page into mail chimp it looks ok in the preview but then when I recieve the message in outlook I have lost the fixed width of the page.
Basically I'd like to know the trick to creating a fixed width html document that stays fixed width when it is mailed.
Thanks very much.