One of the major challenges of designing attractive and functional templates for email marketing is ensuring that your templates will display correctly in a variety of email clients.
Many people remain unaware that Microsoft Outlook, for example, renders HTML email very differently from Gmail, Yahoo, or Hotmail's web mail services. If you begin to look at the way email documents are rendered in Apple's mail program or Lotus Notes, you find still more differences. Until now there has been no quick, efficient way to ensure that your design will maintain the desired look and feel across a wide range of email readers.
ActiveCampaign shows you a visual preview of your message in all of the major email clients, including:
The previews our tool generates are not screenshots which must be rendered and downloaded. They are live previews generated right in your browser.
There are many services that offer the ability to preview your email designs. However, these typically give you nothing more than a screenshot depicting what your message will look like in each email client. This leaves you with a lot of guesswork to try and figure out what eccentricity of the email client's HTML rendering is causing the problem. We know from experience that this can take a long time and can be extremely frustrating.
That's why we built an Inbox Preview tool that not only shows you visually how your message will appear in each email client, but actually shows you which code is causing the issue! This is a tremendous time-saver.