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About using CSS and JavaScript

Email support for HTML is rather limited. For example, HTML email cannot support:

  • JavaScript
  • Video
  • Plugins
  • Java
  • Many CSS3 styles

We recommend against using iWeb to create your messages, since the pages that iWeb creates depend heavily on JavaScript.

If you want to hand-craft your own HTML email, Campaign Monitor has a great chart of email client support for CSS properties and selectors. Direct Mail will automatically inline CSS styles when your message is sent, so you can keep your HTML clean and your CSS content separate while crafting your email. Use the Preview window to see what the inlined result will be.

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