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Discussion on: How To Take The Headache Out Of CSS And HTML In Emails

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Ben Calder

The simplest solution is: don't use HTML and CSS. Instead just send plain text emails :P

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Ezra Mechaber Author

My original headline was "How to make HTML emails needlessly complicated," so plain text might not meet the mark!

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Ben Calder

I was being just a little facetious :D

But I honestly feel there's little justification for anything other than plain text in email; except to fulfil the fantasies of marketing departments the world over. I do wonder how much development effort has been wasted on all the pointless emails I've received over the years that I have never seen as was intended 🤷

Maybe a better suggestion would have been: if you think you need HTML/CSS in an email then just don't send it? :)