Outlook has always been one of the most challenging email clients for email developers to code emails for. In this retrospective, we’ll go through some of rendering issues Outlook has produced, and the innovative techniques email developers have created to battle (nearly) every single one of them.
Frustrations with email rendering in Outlook run deep. They date back to 2007 when Microsoft switched its Outlook rendering engine from Internet Explorer to Word, which had—and still has—poor support for HTML and CSS. Those frustrations boiled over in the FixOutlook.org Project. Here’s what’s changed since then.