Email Design Podcast #35: Windows 10 Mail Rendering, Gmail Rollout Updates, and Image Blocking in Email

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In the 35th episode of The Email Design Podcast, hosts Kevin Mandeville and Jason Rodriguez break down Windows 10 Mail rendering, the latest on Gmail’s rollout of <style> and media queries, and image blocking in email. Be sure to follow along and join in the discussion on Twitter using #EmailDesignPodcast.

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In this episode:

  • (0:25) Windows 10 Mail Rendering: We take a look at the rendering quirks of Outlook’s newest email client which features similar rendering to Outlook 2007-2016 and introduces a lack of support for text-decoration inline.
  • (4:42) Gmail rendering update rollout: We review the status of Gmail’s rollout of its support for <style> and media queries. We also look into some new quirks the new rendering has including a lack of attribute selector support and a CSS character limit.
  • (12:25) #emailgeeks Slack: We talk about our favorite Slack room on the web and why every single person involved in email should join it.
  • (15:30) An alternative theory to image blocking: We break down Steven Collins’ (Rebelmail) alternative approach to using ALT text in email which does not include using ALT text.
  • (21:15) How webmails block images: We dive into how webmails actually process images and how that affects the display of ALT text rendering.
  • (23:40) Email of the Week: Typeform Roundup

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