Email Rendering Continues to Grow in Complexity, Wildly So at the Fringes
The idea of a pixel-perfect email rendering across every email client died a long time ago. The challenge for most of the past decade has been to achieve platform-perfect rendering, where an email renders up to the fullest capabilities of a particular inbox provider.
But even that is an increasingly tall order for four main reasons:
- The traditional landscape of email clients is still quite expansive
- The viewing options selected by email recipients
- The decision of senders to use email content and code that has limited support or inconsistent implementations
- The growth of browserless email clients with limited rendering functionality and conversion ability
Let’s talk about each of them in turn, starting with…