Do you QA emails in less popular mobile clients?
Aside from "The Big" mobile email clients like iOS Mail, Android Mail, and Gmail, how much time / effort do y'all put into coding for other mobile clients?
A few examples of what I mean:
I don't see much of clients like these in my own analytics, but do periodically check them to make sure my emails don't completely fall apart. I'm curious about what other folks do!
We do the less popular clients (desktop and webmail as well as mobile) once everything is working in the big ones.
Then if any fixes are made start from scratch again. With the lesser clients I'm more inclined to make design compromises or just hide something.
Nylas is my current nemesis it has some really terrible CSS rendering yet also supports some advanced features.
Yeah, I'll periodically test them too, more so when I've created a new template with some un-tested code I'm not sure about. Like you, most of the customers we have use Gmail. Sadly I have to cater for the other majority who use Outlook 2007/10/13. The tests I really care about are the ones from the clients which are popular among the customers.
I agree on focusing on what clients are most popular on the customers' lists. Plus, we'll typically ask the client what devices and email clients they have, just to make sure they're flawless on those, or we put a big disclaimer on the fact their beloved Blackberry just isn't something we plan to care about ;)
Yahoo and AOL account for more than third of our list so I have to constantly design and trouble shoot issues. Yahoo is surprisingly worse than AOL. Who would have ever thought that?