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How do RSVPify emails render across different email clients?
How do RSVPify emails render across different email clients?

Find out why your emails may appear slightly different from how you intended when designing them.

Updated over a week ago

Email templates created by RSVPify were designed for maximum compatibility across all desktop, mobile, and web-based email client platforms. However, because of the way HTML email renders, emails sent through RSVPify might look slightly different than they did when you designed them.

Why your email might look a little different.

Each email client will render HTML emails slightly differently. This sometimes can affect how certain fonts, images or spacing between email elements are displayed. You'll notice that our font offering in the email builder is more limited in the website builder. This is because we chose fonts that tend to render best across these different clients.

While in most cases these differences are subtle and not very prominent, it might be worth testing your email campaigns in different clients just to make sure everything is looking as intended. Web-based email clients add an extra layer of complexity here as they render differently in different browsers.

Why does my email look different in Outlook?

Outlook 2000-2003 uses Internet Explorer as a rendering engine, and Outlook 2007, 2010 and 2013 actually use Microsoft Word to render emails.
Because Microsoft Word is primarily intended for print design, it tries to render the HTML code of your email like it would in its Print Preview. This ultimately results in the display not coming out the way you may have originally designed and tested it.

Some common issues with email rendering in Outlook include:

  • Outlook hyperlink appears in blue color text with an underline by default

  • Microsoft Outlook is designed to block automatic picture downloads from the Internet by default. However, the email client will still automatically download images from trusted senders. If your guests add your email address or company domain to their Safe Senders List, any images inside your emails will display for them automatically

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