Email marketing short: Cross-client background images for email with, created by Stig Morten Myre of Campaign Monitor, is a nifty site/tool that allows you to create cross-client background images in a short amount of time for your email marketing campaigns. The resulting code works in quite a bunch of email clients, listed further below.
The way it works is like this:
– You have your background image hosted somewhere.
– You specify a fallback color (in HTML) .
– Copy and paste a bit of VML and HTML after the <body> tag, and an ending div before your </body> tag.
Done, you now have cross-client background images in many email clients. A simple yet effective way to improve your email marketing.
The supported email clients are:

  • Android Mail
  • AOL Web
  • Apple Mail
  • Gmail
  • Hotmail
  • iPad Mail
  • iPhone Mail
  • Lotus Notes 8
  • Outlook 2000
  • Outlook 2003
  • Outlook 2007
  • Outlook 2010
  • Outlook 2013
  • Outlook XP
  • Yahoo! Mail

Check out the website here.

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