Text in popular email clients. Flash forward to 2010 and we thought it was time for a bit of a refresher. Not only are there new email clients on the scene, but some of the existing ones have changed their minds to showing alt text when images are blocked. Plus, we have a few tips we'd like to share while we're at it. So why use alt text? Consider the following email newsletter:pictures on now consider if someone received it in an email client where images are blocked, either by default or intentionally. What would that look like? Images disabled luckily, the designers of this email newsletter took that into consideration and added some handy alt text.
Therefore, images containing text (eg, "Like us on facebook") still have meaningful descriptions when the images are blocked or disabled. Now consider company mailing list how important it would be if you were visually impaired and used a screen reader to help you read your email. In this case, the alt text could make all the difference. We see many email newsletters that use images for titles and links, and these can be especially difficult to understand if they don't include helpful descriptions. That said,
Not all email clients are equal when it comes to supporting the alt attribute, so let's take a look at some of the best email clients. Alt text in different email clients here is an overview of the main email clients and their alt text capability:customer render alt text outlook 2003 information outlook-express information windows live mail nope yahoo! To post yes outlook 2007/2010 information iphone yes gmail yes apple mail yes thunderbird yes now, not everything is as terrible as it may seem; most of these email clients display images by default. However, there are a few quirks to keep in mind. Image width and height must