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.
The first half of 2016 has seen plenty of changes in the email world. For an industry that’s constantly fighting rumors of death, there’s a lot of activity happening! Watch the video and read on to get the inside scoop on what went down for the first half of 2016.
In the 24th episode of The Email Design Podcast, hosts Kevin Mandeville and Jason Rodriguez discuss Outlook.com’s new rendering engine, the retiring of the Windows Live Mail email client, and Gmail overtaking the display of email content.
Microsoft’s announced $26 billion acquisition of LinkedIn could affect email users and email marketers in these five ways.
To succeed in this constantly evolving industry, it’s necessary to stay on top of the latest updates—your designs, subscribers, and bottom line count on it. While there were dozens of innovations, we’ve focused on the top 10 email developments of 2015. We hope you find this list helpful as you position your emails for success throughout 2016.
Microsoft has a long and complicated history with the email world. From founding the first free webmail service to building several variations of desktop mail programs, the tech giant’s influence on both business and consumer email messaging is vast. Over the years, Microsoft has expanded the “Outlook” brand to encompass nearly every email project it touches, leaving email industry pros puzzling over seemingly dozens of products using similar naming conventions—not to mention their associated rendering and support quirks.
Due to the wide variety of desktop, webmail, and mobile clients—not to mention browsers, mobile apps, rendering engines, and other factors—emails don’t always appear the same in every client. So why do email clients render emails differently?
Outlook.com is back to shake things up in our June email opens report. Outlook.com first came screeching onto the scene in April, showing up in the #7 spot as Hotmail was retired. The following month we saw a 20% increase in opens as Outlook.com dethroned Apple Mail for the long-held #4 spot. And now, just […]
We’ve seen the same names appear again and again in our email client market share reports in the past year. May marked a pivotal turning point with a surprising upset in the top five. iPhone, Outlook, and iPad continue to top the charts—no surprises there. The big upset was courtesy of newcomer Outlook.com. We covered the […]