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Why the hell is html/css in email so messed up. Html looks nice on itself. But different things brake when you try to send it through different clients. Even between different versions of the same one (looking at you Outlook)

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  • 3
    They have different engines, outlook uses the word engine. Till today nobody made an acid test for mailclients.
  • 3
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  • 6
    Because people try to squeeze some complex shit into emails. It's not designed for that.

    Heck! Even browsers are not designed for that and have to constantly do some workarounds for all that messed up shit to work.
  • 2
    Because every system/engine uses their own dialect. There isn't "one ring to rule them all" ...
  • 6
    The fact HTML & CSS were crowbarred into email in the first place was the mistake. It's only ever used by companies spamming you with crap (when was the last time you sent a personal, hand crafted HTML based email?)

    It should have perhaps been extended to support a markdown-like syntax for basic formatting, but that's it.
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    @AlmondSauce
    "when was the last time you sent a personal, hand crafted HTML based email?"

    loool, so effin true.
  • 1
    @AlmondSauce sadly, its exactly why i needed it in the first place
  • 1
    They fucking sent out a broken version... Fuuuuuuuuck
  • 1
    This is because email was never meant to support html, they just mashed it in there at some point, and the only way to do it well is with a shitload of hacks and workarounds
  • 0
    I myself consider email as end of life lol better call me if ya need me
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