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hey all,

i stupidly said that i know a little html at work a few years ago and so we started doing html newsletters. im a print designer (not web) and my boss is totally freaking on me because the newsletter doesnt look the same in all mail clients and platforms. ive explained to her that its basically impossible to get html to look the same on every browser/email client and between mac and pc (ive told her this probably 15-20 times) and that the user sets their font sizes. so, anyway, im using go-live cs to build the newsletter and have assigned css styles to all the fonts. is there ANY way possible to get the newsletter to show up the same on every computer (i know there's not but i have to ask just so i can show her)? we cant use flash and we dont want to just all images because of spam filters. any help would be great. thanks.

edit: i guess a simpler question is: is there a way to override the users font setting on their browser/email client to reflect what ive designed?

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Images will do it, but that's a lot of work
Just so you know, I can't change what your boss does, but many people hate HTML email messages. Also, some email clients do NOT display HTML, and some that do have a setting so it can be turned off.

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There's nothing you can do about it really. E-mail formatting is controlled at the destination, not the source. My suggestion would be to either start a website for your newsletters or stop doing HTML newsletters altogether.
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hey guys,

thanks for your responses. i figured theres nothing i can do really. we tried doing all-image newsletters, but my boss said we cant do that anymore because they were coming up as spam, because of all the problems with infected and corrupted images cause. shes pretty obsessed with these newsletters. sending out 3-4 a week! heh, thanks again.

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3-4 a week???!!!!! Holy moly!!!

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Consider using PDF.

Your bosses obsession is simply unrealistic for HTML. Consider resigning your responsibility for this nuisance.

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