Outlook.com and Office 365 Change Text to Blue and Add Dashed Underline
Hello dear community,
I checked a newsletter with Email on Acid and found that Office 365 and Outlook.com will change the text color to blue and add dashed underline to the text:
I thought these ESPs were analysing the text semantically while reading the souce code, so I tried the following methods:
- Inserting zero-width no-break space into the letters of some words for dates, locations and brands
- Changing HTML encoding from UTF-8 to ISO-8859-1
- Using CSS !important declaration in combination with <font> and <span> tags
But none of these helps at all.
Then I solely changed the content with some meaningless text and guess what, this issue happend no more!!
I sent a test email later to our test account of Outlook.com and Office 365. However, after checking it throughly under different browsers on different mashines, I could't see such issue that was shown in the EOA test results.
Does anyone have any idea why this happend? Thank you very much in advance!
The source code:
<table width="100%" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><table width="600" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="fullwidth"> <tr> <td align="left" valign="top" style="padding:20px;"><table width="100%" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tr> <td align="left" valign="top" style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:18px; color:#555555; text-decoration:none;">eBay Connect is the only eBay hosted professional seller event of 2016 where you can meet your eBay team, other sellers and explore new ways to grow your business. <br /> <br /> I hope you can join us on Wednesday 10th August for this free and one-day event taking place in Manchester at the award winning and eye-catching venue, The Point, Emirates Old Trafford.</td> </tr> </table></td> </tr> </table></td> </tr> </table>