Microsoft takes email design back 5 years

From the Campaign Monitor Blog: As I type this post I still cant believe it. Im literally stunned. If you havent already heard, Im talking about the recent news that Outlook 2007, released next month, will stop using Internet Explorer to render HTML emails and instead use the crippled Microsoft Word rendering engine.

Now cmon, how bad can this be?
First things first, you need to realize that Outlook enjoys a 75-80% share of the corporate email market, which is similar to Internet Explorers share of the browser market - they make the rules. Weve been doing some early testing, as have a few other brave souls, and come February, heres just a taste of what wont be supported:

  1. No background images - Background images in divs and table cells are gone, meaning Marks image replacement technique is out the window...
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