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I have designed an HTML email template for a client and it works fine everywhere except, according to the client, Outlook 2013.

I don't have access to Outlook 2013 but it would be very helpful if I did. I know there are some services (like MailChimp) that provide the ability to preview your email in multiple email clients for a price but are there any free options?

  • I couldn't find anything ongoing however most paid services around offer a free trial which may get you enough to to test that one client. – Daniel Jun 10 '15 at 11:10
  • @Daniel Yeah that's probably what I'll be doing. Just wanted to avoid having to sign up for a trial with Credit Card information as that seems to be the case with each one. – hkaube Jun 10 '15 at 11:13
  • mailchimp is totally free for (I think) 2000 mails per month – Digital Lightcraft Jun 10 '15 at 12:02
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    Have you verified that your client has the HTML formatting option enabled? Theres a way to toggle this on and off and that might be why its not displaying correctly – maxwell Jun 10 '15 at 17:38
  • @DigitalLightcraft MailChimp only offers it for paying customers. – hkaube Jun 11 '15 at 14:24
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You can try litmus for testing your email. This supports a lot of clients including apple watch. here is the list of supported clients. Mailchimp uses litmus to render messages.

EMAIL CLIENTS

Apple Mail 8 Apple Mail 7 Lotus Notes 8.5 Lotus Notes 8 Lotus Notes 7 Lotus Notes 6.5 Thunderbird AOL Mail * Gmail * Google Apps * Yahoo! Mail * Outlook 2016 for Mac Outlook 2013 Outlook 2011 for Mac Outlook 2010 Outlook 2007 Outlook 2003 Outlook 2002/XP Outlook 2000 Outlook.com * Office 365 * DEVICES

Android 2.3 & 4.2 Gmail (Android) iPhone 6 Plus iOS 8 iPhone 6 iOS 8 iPhone 5s iOS 8 iPhone 5s iOS 7 iPad Mini iOS 8 iPad (retina) iOS 8 Windows Phone 8 BlackBerry OS 4 Text BlackBerry OS 5 HTML

They also offer a 7 day free trial. That should help you get started.

  • This is what I'm familiar with as well, however OP did ask for free so this may not answer the question. – Ryan Jun 10 '15 at 13:28
  • The OP wants one test to check compatibility with outlook. The free trial should help with that. – bbh Jun 10 '15 at 13:32
  • I was going to use the trial with litmus but I'm not willing to sign up to the trial with my credit card. Thank you though – hkaube Jun 11 '15 at 14:23

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