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Windows Live Mail

STATUS: Solid Support screenshot

Summary: Windows Live Mail is a model webmail client, supporting nearly everything on our list and a whole lot more. We can only hope that other webmail-client developers will learn from the support Windows Mail offers without compromising security, speed or features. Last updated: 29 November 2007

Full Support
  • Background-image
  • Background-position
  • Background-position a:hover
  • Border
  • Color/background-color
  • Descendant-selectors
  • Float/clear
  • Font family/size/weight/style
  • Font-family names with quotes
  • Font inheritance
  • Line-height
  • Margin
  • Padding
  • Varying link-colors
  • Width/height
Partial/No Support (Cosmetic):

Find out more about CSS support in this email client.

Recommendations for Improvement

Normal Priority recommendations

While not absolutely critical, we would like to see Microsoft improve Windows Live Mail to support the following CSS properties:

List-style-image Windows Live Mail partially supports this property. However, positioning of bullet images is off the mark. Though this is related to an IE problem which has carried over into Windows Live Mail because it uses the IE rendering engine.

Version History

28 Nov 2007
Initial recommendations added

Noticed any differences?

If you've used Windows Live Mail recently and noticed any results that might differ from our findings, we'd .

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