2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 7, 2012 11:49 AM by etresoft
ninags Level 1 Level 1

I often send group emails to let friends know about our upcoming band gigs. I use a nice header image, and sometimes have images in the text.

In Mail, I can make text flow around the images (float left, float right, etc.). But when I receive these emails at my office in MS Outlook, the pictures just display inline, with all text starting after them, instead of flowing around them.


This is not the case when I format similar emails in Outlook and receive them in Mail.

What can be done?

MacBook Pro (17-inch Mid 2009), Mac OS X (10.7)
  • MrHoffman Level 6 Level 6

    You're probably not going to like the answer: Welcome to HTML-based email, and web (browser- or mail-based) rendering incompatibilities and quirks.


    Newer Microsoft Internet Explorer is (much) better than older releases, so see if a newer Windows client or a newer version of Outlook does better.


    If you really want to see what's going on here, view the raw HTML that's getting generated, and see what Microsoft wants or uses or expects within Outlook, and send that.

  • etresoft Level 7 Level 7

    While it is very difficult to construct something like that in Mail, there may be a way you can work around it.


    Try this. Create a web page on your Mac that has the appearance at you want. Then, use Safari to "share" that page via e-mail and use the option that includes the entire page. I have no idea if you will get better output, but it is worth a shot.