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css padding is not working in outlook

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I have following html in email template.

I am getting different view in MS Outlook and in gmail for the same.

<tr>
    <td bgcolor="#7d9aaa" style="color: #fff; font-size:15px; font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; padding: 12px 2px 12px 0px; ">
    <span style="font-weight: bold;padding-right:150px;padding-left: 35px;">Order Confirmation </span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
    <span style="font-weight: bold;width:400px;"> Your Confirmation number is {{var order.increment_id}} </span></td>
</tr>

In gmail

In outlook

How to fix this?

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Unfortunately, when it comes to EDMs, Outlook is your worst enemy. Some versions don’t respect padding when a cell’s content dictates the cell dimensions.

The approach that’ll give you the most consistent result across mail clients is to use empty table cells as padding (I know, the horror), but remember to fill those tables with a blank image of the desired dimensions because, you guessed it, some versions of Outlook don’t respect height/width declarations of empty cells.

Aren’t EDMs fun? (No. They are not.)

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I changed to following and it worked for me

<tr>
    <td bgcolor="#7d9aaa" style="color: #fff; font-size:15px; font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; padding: 12px 2px 12px 0px; ">                              
        <table style="width:620px; border:0; text-align:center;" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">               
            <td style="font-weight: bold;padding-right:160px;color: #fff">Order Confirmation </td>                    
            <td style="font-weight: bold;width:260px;color: #fff">Your Confirmation number is {{var order.increment_id}} </td>              
        </table>                    
    </td>
</tr>

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To create HTML in email template that is emailer/newsletter, padding/margin is not supporting on email clients. You can take 1×1 size of blank gif image and use it.

<tr>
  <td align="left" valign="top" style="background-color:#7d9aaa;">
    <table width="640" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0">
      <tr>
        <td align="left" valign="top" colspan="5"><img style="display:block;" src="images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="10"  alt="" /></td>
      </tr>
      <tr>
        <td align="left" valign="top"><img style="display:block;" src="images/spacer.gif" width="20" height="1"  alt="" /></td>
        <td align="right" valign="top"><font face="arial" color="#ffffff" style="font-size:14px;"><a href="#" style="color:#ffffff; text-decoration:none; cursor:pointer;" target="_blank">Order Confirmation</a></font></td>
        <td align="left" valign="top" width="200"><img style="display:block;" src="images/spacer.gif" width="200" height="1"  alt="" /></td>
        <td align="left" valign="top"><font face="arial" color="#ffffff" style="font-size:14px;">Your Confirmation Number is 260556</font></td>
        <td align="left" valign="top"><img style="display:block;" src="images/spacer.gif" width="20" height="1"  alt="" /></td>
      </tr>
      <tr>
        <td align="left" valign="top" colspan="5"><img style="display:block;" src="images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="10"  alt="" /></td>
      </tr>
    </table>
</td>
</tr>

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Just use
<Table cellpadding="10" ..>
...
</Table>


Don’t use px.Works in MS-Outlook.

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Padding will not work in Outlook.
Instead of adding blank Image, you can simply use multiple spaces(& nbsp;) before elements/texts for padding left
For padding top or bottom, you can add a div containing just spaces(& nbsp;) alone.
This will work!!!

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Do this instead:

<table width="100%" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
  <tr>
      <td bgcolor="#7d9aaa" width="40%" style="color: #ffffff; font-size:15px; font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-weight: bold; padding:12px;">
        Order Confirmation
      </td>
      <td bgcolor="#7d9aaa" align="right" width="60%" style="color: #ffffff; font-size:15px; font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-weight: bold; padding:12px;">
        Your Confirmation number is {{var order.increment_id}}
      </td>
  </tr>
</table>

It is better to use two cells and align the content, than using large padding and &nbsp;‘s.

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After doing many tests in Litmus, i could not find a way to have perfect rendering in all emails readers, but here is the better solution i found :

<table  width="100%" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="background-color:#333;color:#fff;border-radius:3px;border-spacing:0;" >
    <tr>
        <td style="width:12px;" >&nbsp;</td>
        <td valign="middle" style="padding-top:6px;padding-bottom:6px;padding-right:0;padding-left:0;" >
            <span style="color:#fff;" ><strong>Your text here</strong> and here</span></a>
        </td>
        <td style="width:12px;" >&nbsp;</td>
    </tr>
</table>

In this piece of code, i aimed to emulate padding : 6px 12px;

There are 2 “12px table columns” that handles the right and left padding.

And I’m using “padding: 6px 0;” on my td content, to manage top and bottom padding : Outlook 2010 and 2013 will ignore this and will use their own padding.

The text won’t be perfectly aligned in Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2013 (slightly too far from top) but it works with all other email readers i tried : Apple Mail, Gmail, Outlook 2011 (yes..), Hotmail, Yahoo and many more.

Preview image : Outlook 2010 and 2013 preview

Preview image : Gmail, Apple Mail and others

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have you tried display:inline-block;?

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My solution is to use an empty / whichever is needed with a transparent spacer gif since padding isnt 100% supported.

<td width="2" style="font-size:1px; line-height:1px;" bgcolor="#FFFFFF">                                                                                                       
   <img width="2" border="0" src="spacer50.gif" style="display:block; 
   padding:0; margin:0; border:none;" />                                                                                                
</td>

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All styling including padding have to be added to a td not a span.

Another solution put the text into <p>text</p> and define margins, and that should give the required padding.

For example:

<p style="margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10; margin-right: 12; margin-left: 12;">text</p>