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07 Jul 2010, 03:24 PM
I cannot seem to figure out why Outlook is breaking my newsletter.

I designed with tables and under 600px width, with an outer table for my background color.

here is the link to the newsletter, in the format that I am trying to send

It looks great in gmail, thunderbird and hotmail, but when I open it with outlook the tables break and nothing aligns correctly ( screenshot (http://img257.imageshack.us/i/screenshotam.jpg/))

Here is my code - can anyone help fix this?

<table width="100%" border="0" bordercolor="#666666" cellpadding="1%" cellspacing="0" bgcolor="#555555" >

<table width="590px" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" bgcolor="#FFFFFF">

<img src="http://www.mortgageproblog.com/img/newsletter/toplineneu.png" width="590" height="120" align="left"/>

<img src="http://www.mortgageproblog.com/img/newsletter/seperatortop.png" width="590" height="10" align="left" />

<img src="http://www.mortgageproblog.com/img/newsletter/spacer10x620white.png" width="590" height="10" align="left" />

<img src="http://www.mortgageproblog.com/img/newsletter/spacer7x403.png" width="5" height="206" align="left" />

<img src="http://www.mortgageproblog.com/img/newsletter/geoffpic2.jpg" width="197" height="206" align="left" vspace="3px" />

<img src="http://www.mortgageproblog.com/img/newsletter/spacer7x403.png" width="20" height="206" align="left" />

<a href="http://www.twitter.com/mortgageproblog"><img src="http://www.mortgageproblog.com/img/newsletter/twitterbuttonsmaller.png" width="350" height="100" border="0" align="left" /></a>

<img src="http://www.mortgageproblog.com/img/newsletter/spacer7x403.png" width="350" height="7" align="left" />

<a href="http://facebook.mortgageproblog.com/"><img src="http://www.mortgageproblog.com/img/newsletter/facebookbuttonsmaller.png" width="350" height="100" border="0" align="left" /></a>

<img src="http://www.mortgageproblog.com/img/newsletter/spacer10x620white.png" width="590" height="10" align="left" />

<td BGCOLOR="#ebebeb" >
<img src="http://www.mortgageproblog.com/img/newsletter/seperatorbottom.png" width="590" height="10" align="left" />
<img src="http://www.mortgageproblog.com/img/newsletter/spacer10x620grey.png" width="590" height="10" align="left" />
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<img src="../Documents/oregonveteransmortgage/img/newsletter/seperatortop.png" width="590" height="10" align="left" />
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08 Jul 2010, 12:52 PM
does anyone know how to fix this? I redesigned to use images that had the white space i needed embedded in them, and its still doing it. very frustrating. Im thinking it has something to do with the Align property not being used properly by outlook?