I created an HTML email that works fine in MS Outlook (and Express) and Safari Email (and the Web). The problem I am having is with the GMAIL web email facility (as a few others). My HTML seems to loose all the background setting (particularly the BODY background color. Yahoo email look fine.
Any suggestions as I hear the Web based email facilities are quirky?
Image backgrounds don't work for a majority of email clients. I'd recommend using an email testing suite like Litmust (http://litmusapp.com/) I believe you have to pay to use Litmus but there may be some free testing platforms if you google it.
Anyway, use background colors in emails, never background images. H