I've build an email and it looks fine in every email client except for outlook.com and outlook 365. In these email clients the padding on certain wrapping tables seem to get removed. I've stripped down the email to a very basic version of its broken self and you can see how padding is removed between the second and third item in the litmus test below. I've spent a ton of time on this and can't find anyone with a similar issue. It seems to only happen on certain wrapping tables though... any ideas?

Here is a litmus test:
https://litmus.com/pub/5c94365

Here is the HTML:


              <!DOCTYPE html>
              <html>
              <head>
              <title></title>
              </head>
              <body style="margin:0px; padding:0px;">

              <table align="center" class="layout_content" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0">
                <tbody>
                  <tr>
                    <td valign="top" align="center" class="column_adjustment_wrapper" bgcolor="#262626" style="background-color:rgb(38 , 38 , 38);padding-top:30px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:30px;padding-left:0px">



                            <table align="center" class="column_adjustment" width="600px" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="width:600px;background-color:rgb(255 , 255 , 255)" bgcolor="#FFFFFF">
                              <tbody>
                                <tr>
                                  <td valign="top" align="center"><div class="layoutdrop_nested">
                                      <div class="layout_col_full layout_type_standard_orientation">
                                        <div>
                                          <div class="content_item content_item type_insert_img_left_txt_right type_standard_orientation text_align_left" data-additional_padding="0" data-columns="1" data-column_padding="0" data-container_width="598" data-orientation_type="standard_orientation" data-orientation_type_name="" data-align="left">
                                            <table class="layout_img_left_txt_right" id="post-dc2558524822540c332fba8e6162d2b9" width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
                                              <tbody>
                                                <tr>
                                                  <td class="item_separator" style="padding-bottom:20px"><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
                                                      <tbody>
                                                        <tr>
                                                          <td class="item_container" style="padding-top:15px;padding-right:15px;padding-bottom:15px;padding-left:15px;background-color:#11C9DB;border:none"><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
                                                              <tbody>
                                                                <tr>
                                                                  <td valign="top" align="left"><table class="fullwidth" width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
                                                                      <tbody>
                                                                        <tr>
                                                                          <th valign="top" class="blockme text_content" style="text-align:left;font-weight:normal;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px"><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
                                                                              <tbody>
                                                                                <tr>
                                                                                  <td class="text_title" style="text-align:left;color:#ffffff;font-size:22px;font-family:Arial , sans-serif , Lato;font-weight:bold;line-height:1.1em;padding-bottom:3px"><a href="" target="_blank" class="text_title_text" style="color:#ffffff;text-decoration:none;font-weight:bold">Title Of The Item</a></td>
                                                                                </tr>
                                                                                <tr>
                                                                                  <td class="author_details" style="text-align:left;padding-bottom:5px"><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
                                                                                      <tbody>
                                                                                        <tr>
                                                                                          <td class="author_container" valign="top" style="text-align:left;color:#ffffff;font-size:13px;font-family:Tahoma , Geneva , sans-serif;line-height:1.6em"><div class="author" style="font-size:14px;font-weight:bold">Author Name</div></td>
                                                                                        </tr>
                                                                                      </tbody>
                                                                                    </table></td>
                                                                                </tr>
                                                                                <tr>
                                                                                  <td class="text_description" style="text-align:left;color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;font-size:13px;font-family:Arial , sans-serif , Open Sans;line-height:1.6em;padding-bottom:5px">Description - Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam</td>
                                                                                </tr>
                                                                                <tr>
                                                                                  <td><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
                                                                                      <tbody>
                                                                                        <tr>
                                                                                          <td class="button_wrapper" align="center" style="text-align:left"><table class="button_wrapper_inner" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="text-align:left;float:left;display:inline-block">
                                                                                              <tbody>
                                                                                                <tr>
                                                                                                  <td style="text-align:left"><!--[if (gte mso 9)|(IE)]><table align="center" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tr><![endif]--><!--[if (gte mso 9)|(IE)]><td><![endif]-->

                                                                                                    <table align="left" class="button_cont button_view_cta button_text_cont" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
                                                                                                      <tbody>
                                                                                                        <tr>
                                                                                                          <td class="button_spacer" style="text-align:left;padding-right:10px;padding-bottom:10px;padding-top:5px"><table class="button_outer" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="border-collapse:separate;border-radius:30px">
                                                                                                              <tbody>
                                                                                                                <tr>
                                                                                                                  <td class="button" style="text-align:left;font-family:Arial , sans-serif , Lato;padding-top:6px;padding-right:27px;padding-bottom:6px;padding-left:27px;font-size:13px;color:#11C9DB;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:bold;border:none;border-radius:30px"><a href="#" class="button_text btn_view_cta" style="color:#11C9DB;text-decoration:none;font-weight:bold;display:block;text-align:center">Read More</a></td>
                                                                                                                </tr>
                                                                                                              </tbody>
                                                                                                            </table></td>
                                                                                                        </tr>
                                                                                                      </tbody>
                                                                                                    </table>

                                                                                                    <!--[if (gte mso 9)|(IE)]></td><![endif]--><!--[if (gte mso 9)|(IE)]></tr></table><![endif]--></td>
                                                                                                </tr>
                                                                                              </tbody>
                                                                                            </table></td>
                                                                                        </tr>
                                                                                      </tbody>
                                                                                    </table></td>
                                                                                </tr>
                                                                              </tbody>
                                                                            </table></th>
                                                                        </tr>
                                                                      </tbody>
                                                                    </table></td>
                                                                </tr>
                                                              </tbody>
                                                            </table></td>
                                                        </tr>
                                                      </tbody>
                                                    </table></td>
                                                </tr>
                                              </tbody>
                                            </table>
                                          </div>
                                        </div>
                                      </div>
                                      <div class="layout_col_full layout_type_standard_orientation">
                                        <div>
                                          <div class="content_item content_item type_insert_img_left_txt_right type_standard_orientation text_align_left" data-additional_padding="0" data-columns="1" data-column_padding="0" data-container_width="598" data-orientation_type="standard_orientation" data-orientation_type_name="" data-align="left">
                                            <table class="layout_img_left_txt_right" id="post-dc2558524822540c332fba8e6162d2b9" width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
                                              <tbody>
                                                <tr>
                                                  <td class="item_separator" style="padding-bottom:20px"><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
                                                      <tbody>
                                                        <tr>
                                                          <td class="item_container" style="padding-top:15px;padding-right:15px;padding-bottom:15px;padding-left:15px;background-color:#11C9DB;border:none"><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
                                                              <tbody>
                                                                <tr>
                                                                  <td valign="top" align="left"><table class="fullwidth" width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
                                                                      <tbody>
                                                                        <tr>
                                                                          <th valign="top" class="blockme text_content" style="text-align:left;font-weight:normal;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px"><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
                                                                              <tbody>
                                                                                <tr>
                                                                                  <td class="text_title" style="text-align:left;color:#ffffff;font-size:22px;font-family:Arial , sans-serif , Lato;font-weight:bold;line-height:1.1em;padding-bottom:3px"><a href="" target="_blank" class="text_title_text" style="color:#ffffff;text-decoration:none;font-weight:bold">Title Of The Item</a></td>
                                                                                </tr>
                                                                                <tr>
                                                                                  <td class="author_details" style="text-align:left;padding-bottom:5px"><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
                                                                                      <tbody>
                                                                                        <tr>
                                                                                          <td class="author_container" valign="top" style="text-align:left;color:#ffffff;font-size:13px;font-family:Tahoma , Geneva , sans-serif;line-height:1.6em"><div class="author" style="font-size:14px;font-weight:bold">Author Name</div></td>
                                                                                        </tr>
                                                                                      </tbody>
                                                                                    </table></td>
                                                                                </tr>
                                                                                <tr>
                                                                                  <td class="text_description" style="text-align:left;color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;font-size:13px;font-family:Arial , sans-serif , Open Sans;line-height:1.6em;padding-bottom:5px">Description - Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam</td>
                                                                                </tr>
                                                                                <tr>
                                                                                  <td><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
                                                                                      <tbody>
                                                                                        <tr>
                                                                                          <td class="button_wrapper" align="center" style="text-align:left"><table class="button_wrapper_inner" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="text-align:left;float:left;display:inline-block">
                                                                                              <tbody>
                                                                                                <tr>
                                                                                                  <td style="text-align:left"><!--[if (gte mso 9)|(IE)]><table align="center" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tr><![endif]--><!--[if (gte mso 9)|(IE)]><td><![endif]-->

                                                                                                    <table align="left" class="button_cont button_view_cta button_text_cont" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
                                                                                                      <tbody>
                                                                                                        <tr>
                                                                                                          <td class="button_spacer" style="text-align:left;padding-right:10px;padding-bottom:10px;padding-top:5px"><table class="button_outer" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="border-collapse:separate;border-radius:30px">
                                                                                                              <tbody>
                                                                                                                <tr>
                                                                                                                  <td class="button" style="text-align:left;font-family:Arial , sans-serif , Lato;padding-top:6px;padding-right:27px;padding-bottom:6px;padding-left:27px;font-size:13px;color:#11C9DB;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:bold;border:none;border-radius:30px"><a href="#" class="button_text btn_view_cta" style="color:#11C9DB;text-decoration:none;font-weight:bold;display:block;text-align:center">Read More</a></td>
                                                                                                                </tr>
                                                                                                              </tbody>
                                                                                                            </table></td>
                                                                                                        </tr>
                                                                                                      </tbody>
                                                                                                    </table>

                                                                                                    <!--[if (gte mso 9)|(IE)]></td><![endif]--><!--[if (gte mso 9)|(IE)]></tr></table><![endif]--></td>
                                                                                                </tr>
                                                                                              </tbody>
                                                                                            </table></td>
                                                                                        </tr>
                                                                                      </tbody>
                                                                                    </table></td>
                                                                                </tr>
                                                                              </tbody>
                                                                            </table></th>
                                                                        </tr>
                                                                      </tbody>
                                                                    </table></td>
                                                                </tr>
                                                              </tbody>
                                                            </table></td>
                                                        </tr>
                                                      </tbody>
                                                    </table></td>
                                                </tr>
                                              </tbody>
                                            </table>
                                          </div>
                                        </div>
                                      </div>
                                      <div class="layout_col_full layout_type_standard_orientation">
                                        <div>
                                          <div class="content_item content_item type_insert_img_left_txt_right type_standard_orientation text_align_left" data-additional_padding="0" data-columns="1" data-column_padding="0" data-container_width="598" data-orientation_type="standard_orientation" data-orientation_type_name="" data-align="left">
                                            <table class="layout_img_left_txt_right" id="post-dc2558524822540c332fba8e6162d2b9" width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
                                              <tbody>
                                                <tr>
                                                  <td class="item_separator" style="padding-bottom:20px"><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
                                                      <tbody>
                                                        <tr>
                                                          <td class="item_container" style="padding-top:15px;padding-right:15px;padding-bottom:15px;padding-left:15px;background-color:#11C9DB;border:none"><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
                                                              <tbody>
                                                                <tr>
                                                                  <td valign="top" align="left"><table class="fullwidth" width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
                                                                      <tbody>
                                                                        <tr>
                                                                          <th valign="top" class="blockme text_content" style="text-align:left;font-weight:normal;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px"><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
                                                                              <tbody>
                                                                                <tr>
                                                                                  <td class="text_title" style="text-align:left;color:#ffffff;font-size:22px;font-family:Arial , sans-serif , Lato;font-weight:bold;line-height:1.1em;padding-bottom:3px"><a href="" target="_blank" class="text_title_text" style="color:#ffffff;text-decoration:none;font-weight:bold">Title Of The Item</a></td>
                                                                                </tr>
                                                                                <tr>
                                                                                  <td class="author_details" style="text-align:left;padding-bottom:5px"><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
                                                                                      <tbody>
                                                                                        <tr>
                                                                                          <td class="author_container" valign="top" style="text-align:left;color:#ffffff;font-size:13px;font-family:Tahoma , Geneva , sans-serif;line-height:1.6em"><div class="author" style="font-size:14px;font-weight:bold">Author Name</div></td>
                                                                                        </tr>
                                                                                      </tbody>
                                                                                    </table></td>
                                                                                </tr>
                                                                                <tr>
                                                                                  <td class="text_description" style="text-align:left;color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;font-size:13px;font-family:Arial , sans-serif , Open Sans;line-height:1.6em;padding-bottom:5px">Description - Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam</td>
                                                                                </tr>
                                                                                <tr>
                                                                                  <td><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
                                                                                      <tbody>
                                                                                        <tr>
                                                                                          <td class="button_wrapper" align="center" style="text-align:left"><table class="button_wrapper_inner" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="text-align:left;float:left;display:inline-block">
                                                                                              <tbody>
                                                                                                <tr>
                                                                                                  <td style="text-align:left"><!--[if (gte mso 9)|(IE)]><table align="center" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tr><![endif]--><!--[if (gte mso 9)|(IE)]><td><![endif]-->

                                                                                                    <table align="left" class="button_cont button_view_cta button_text_cont" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
                                                                                                      <tbody>
                                                                                                        <tr>
                                                                                                          <td class="button_spacer" style="text-align:left;padding-right:10px;padding-bottom:10px;padding-top:5px"><table class="button_outer" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="border-collapse:separate;border-radius:30px">
                                                                                                              <tbody>
                                                                                                                <tr>
                                                                                                                  <td class="button" style="text-align:left;font-family:Arial , sans-serif , Lato;padding-top:6px;padding-right:27px;padding-bottom:6px;padding-left:27px;font-size:13px;color:#11C9DB;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:bold;border:none;border-radius:30px"><a href="#" class="button_text btn_view_cta" style="color:#11C9DB;text-decoration:none;font-weight:bold;display:block;text-align:center">Read More</a></td>
                                                                                                                </tr>
                                                                                                              </tbody>
                                                                                                            </table></td>
                                                                                                        </tr>
                                                                                                      </tbody>
                                                                                                    </table>

                                                                                                    <!--[if (gte mso 9)|(IE)]></td><![endif]--><!--[if (gte mso 9)|(IE)]></tr></table><![endif]--></td>
                                                                                                </tr>
                                                                                              </tbody>
                                                                                            </table></td>
                                                                                        </tr>
                                                                                      </tbody>
                                                                                    </table></td>
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                                                                    </table></td>
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                                                    </table></td>
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                                            </table>
                                          </div>
                                        </div>
                                      </div>
                                    </div></td>
                                </tr>
                              </tbody>
                            </table>



                    </td>
                  </tr>
                </tbody>
              </table>


              </body>
              </html>