I love the feeling one gets when they realize they are not alone.
July 26, 2007, I was at Ajax Experience and asked the presenter Chris Wilson from Microsoft a question:
Outlook 2007 doesn’t use the IE renderer and seems to be much less standards compliant, “Why did Microsoft do this to me?!?”
While Chris isn’t part of that team, he sees what they were trying to do: increase consistency between what is used for rendering received email and what is used for creating outgoing mail. He believes that team does realize that it’s a problem and will be working on it.
After that, I wrote a series of blog posts about how to create emails that look good and are consistent across email clients.
Basically, I have been trying to make email templates that work. I was hoping that Chris Wilson’s promise to fix the issue would come true. Unfortunately, it is not coming true. So Campaign Monitor made a stand and created FixOutlook.org. Click through and join the movement if you care.
The current state of affairs is ridiculous and creates a ton of wasted energy making professional looking marketing messages. I am glad that Campaign Monitor is doing this.