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6 Responses to HTML E-Mail and borders: a hard-won lesson

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  2. jessykate says:

    thanks for the helpful post.

  3. Natalie says:

    I’ve still found that border values fail to work in several clients, or is this limited to only borders on td’s?

    • Chip Cullen says:

      This applies to pretty much any element within an email. Some email clients, though, just simply don’t like borders. The BlackBerry email clients, in my testing, are particularly reluctant to render borders.

  4. D says:

    Nice tip, your solution didn’t apply to my problem but I applied the border value to a cell instead of the table tag and that solved my issue.

    While developing HTML emails, all borders seem to work just fine (inline) as you mentioned. I didn’t really test mobile as it’s not a requirement for my emails.

    Thanks though,


  5. Inga says:

    Thank you so much for this post! I finally can see the borders in my email :)

    Regards, Inga

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