Basic compatibility tips

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Basic compatibility tips

Email designs are made easier with Mail Designer 365. Here are some basic compatibility tips we would like to share with you:


Certain email programs (notably Outlook 2007 and 2010) have issues displaying several layers of backgrounds. To maximize compatibility, assume that your primary background color will show up. Make sure the font colors you choose will work with that color.


A sidebar layout item may not always display as intended. This is particularly true if it has a separate background color. Instead, you may want to place sidebar details in a regular layout element. This will help improve compatibility.

Choosing Fonts

We highly recommend that you stick to the "web-safe" fonts. When choosing a font within a layout block, web-safe fonts are shown in Mail Designer 365 by default. If you choose another font, then it may not display on your recipient's computer as intended.

Include a compatibility link

Export your newsletter as a HTML web page. You can include a link to it in your email, allowing readers with older email clients to read your newsletter in their browser as you intended it to be displayed.

Click File > Export as HTML.



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A Quick Tour of Mail Designer 365

Advanced Design Techniques

Appendix: Compatibility

Appendix: Keyboard Shortcuts



Blend Modes

Creative Tools

Exporting a Design to Campaign Monitor

Exporting a Design to Mailchimp

Graphics and Other Objects

HTML Export

Image Areas


Layout Blocks

Optimizing your Template for Mobile

Plain Text

Preparing your Design for Sending

Preview your Design

Send via Mail Designer 365

Sharing your Designs



Text Styles

The Inbox View

Using Retina Images with your Design

Working with Links and Buttons

Working with Text


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