Having a weird issue with the vml hack when using background images. Could be a client issue, I've tested it around the office and it's only mine that does it, but it's such a weird effect...

When I look at the email in outlook10 preview(images downloaded), I get 'the linked image cannot be displayed. The file may have...' message, but this only 'covers' about 3/4 of the image, some of the image is displayed at the bottom.

If I then do anything to the email within the preview window (click on it right or left, resize the window) the rest of the image is revealed.

I've basically stripped the code of everything I can think of that could cause the issue (see below) and it
still occurs.

Client issue or am I missing something?

    <table align="center" width="700" height="1050" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
    <tr>
    <td background="http://placehold.it/700x1050.jpg">
    <!--[if gte mso 9]>
    <v:image xmlns:v="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml"; target="_blank"; id="placehold" style='display:inline-block;position:absolute; height:1050; width:700px;top:0;left:0;border:0;z-index:1;' src="http://placehold.it/700x1050.jpg"/>
    <![endif]-->    
    </td>
    </tr>
    </table>