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CSS CSS Flexbox Layout Flexbox Properties Growing Flex Items

How compatible is flexbox with mailclients such as outlook, gmail and so on? Meida Q, dont work good with Outlook.

When designen a newsletter, one often get different results in different email clients. Also, when working with Outlook, it doesn't seem to support Media q.

So, is flexbox and Outlook a match?

2 Answers

Hi johnny,

any kind of modern web technology is NO match for outlook (the same for the older Internet Explorers). You should just stick to tables and inline styles:

Overview of possible CSS support in e-mail clients: https://www.campaignmonitor.com/css/

As you see, the support for outlook is almost not available.

There is also a nice article by MailChimp about HTML and CSS structure in E-Mails: http://templates.mailchimp.com/development/html/

This is a complete different world compared to the web technologies that are supported by a browser. So the way you style and structure an e-mail is completely different.

Sorry to say that, but just forget about flexbox in mailings.

Hope, that helped :)

Thanks Gregor, for the time and effort you put in this answer. Well,regarding the answer: I'm not surprised.