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30 HTML Email Templates and Plain Text Templates

Posted · Category: License Free, Webmail

Getting your email to look great in all the major email clients can be a challenge at times, so Campaign Monitor has done the hard work for you with 30 free email templates. They have tested them in all the major email clients, so add your own content and you’re all set. Grab all 30 templates in a single 113k zip file from 30 free HTML email templates.

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However, not everybody has an email client that can show HTML, and some people just prefer plain text. CampaignMonitor got permission from the creators of three really well designed plain text newsletters to share modified forms of their format with you, which should save you some time and make sure that your plain text readers aren’t missing out. You can view them on Plain text templates and formatting tips.


Requirements: No Requirements
Demo: http://www.campaignmonitor.com/resources/templates.aspx
Demo: http://www.campaignmonitor.com/resources/plain-text-templates.aspx
License: License Free

  • I was dissapointed to see that these email templates don’t work in the major email clients. Gmail for example. The CSS gets ignored by most web clients too.

  • Thanks for the review Ray, great to hear you found the templates useful.

    Wolf, the templates were designed to give you solid results across all the major email clients. Having said that, Gmail (and others like Outlook 2007) offer very little CSS support.

    To get your email looking pixel perfect in these environments means going down the inline CSS route with every single element inn your email. For example, you’ll need to set the font, color and size for every paragraph individually with some inline CSS.

    We tried to keep a balance between something that looked good and was still easy to update and tweak yourself.

  • Paul

    doesn’t work at all for me
    the most clients transform it back to plain text and then they see the html tags :(

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  • Santiago

    Great, any good free software program to send this templates in mass?
    great blog!! :D

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  • Paul said:

    doesn’t work at all for me
    the most clients transform it back to plain text and then they see the html tags

    Hey Paul,

    With Campaign Monitor you can send multipart html and text, so clients that can’t render the html will show the nicely formatted plain text alternative instead.

  • Paul

    thx i gonna try it

  • I solved that css problem:

    Converting all divs into tables and insert the css.

    Works in Gmail, Hotmail, Outlook, Opera and Thunderbird.

    Sry for my bad english. =]

  • for me it’s good and very useful

  • I think HTML email templates must be in HTML 3.2 version with no CSS at all. Use tag options instead of CSS classes.

    For example:
    Do not use that:
    <style>.bg_white { background-color: white; }</style>
    <table class=”bg_white”> etc.

    Use this:
    <table bgcolor=”white”> etc.

    For some advanced email clients style rules can be inserted into tag options

    For example:
    <table bgcolor=”white” style=”background: url(some picture);”> etc.

  • As long as you embed the css properly, and host all images you shouldn’t have many problems. Of course, there’s always going to be issues in some web based systems, but that’s pretty much how it goes in the world of email templates and email marketing. Thanks for sharing these resources.

  • Thanks for writing this up, great post. I have a few clients in mind that could get a lot out of this site so I will be sending them a link. Thanks again and keep up the good work.

  • Hello, the links to campaign monitor don’t work anymore. Do you know if the pages have just been taken down or just moved?

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