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‘Bulletproof’ your background images for HTML emails (HTML)

Posted on 11/5/18 8:00 AM by Get Schooled in html, in HTML5 tips and tricks, in HTML Email

‘Bulletproof’ your background images for HTML emails (HTML)It is a constant tug of war between the email client and the email designer for control over the way images display in HTML emails. Lucky for us, Campaign Monitor has developed a handy solution for the average email designer/developer called “Bulletproof Background Images.” The tool uses VML and CSS to make sure the image displays correctly no matter what. Even if images are disabled by the email client, the background image will display correctly with this tool.

Visit to generate your code. Paste your image link in the “Background Image” field and designate a fallback color. If the email client gets aggressive and the image still doesn’t load, this is the color your email will display. Copy the generated code and paste it into the source code of your email template. From here, make sure to input your live text in between the generated image code. Above all, make sure to test, test, and test again!

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