Microsoft has confirmed they plan on using the Word rendering engine to display HTML emails in Outlook 2010.
This means for the next 5 years your email designs will need tables for layout, have no support for CSS like float and position, no background images and lots more. Want proof? Here’s the same email in Outlook 2000 & 2010.
Update: Microsoft prove they’re listening by proudly hanging a mosaic of all our tweets on the wall at Redmond. Check out the pics.
Let’s use Twitter to send a clear message to Microsoft.
Join 30,140 others asking Microsoft to improve standards support and make sure you include fixoutlook.org in your tweet. We’ll pull together every tweet that includes the link here to give Microsoft a unified message from the community.