Bulletproof Email Background Images
for Outlook 2007/2010/2013, and HTML/CSS for Outlook 2000/2003, Gmail, Hotmail,
The URL to your background image
Host your image on your own web server, or a free service like
(use “Direct Link” URL).
Shown if the background image
, and behind images that have transparency.
Apply background image to
Full email body
Tile the background image in the full email window.
A single table cell
Tile the background image in only a restricted part of a table based layout.
Table cell width
Full email width
, or full width
Table cell height
Fit to content
Fixed height, or adapt naturally to table cell content.
* Treated as fixed by some email clients, and as a minimum by others. Make sure any fixed heights and widths are larger than the overlaid content.
Add the following right after the opening
…and this right before the closing
Bulletproof Email Buttons