I have a bit of a difficult time reading the newsletter, the black text on a dark blue background is tough. I expect a white background like the main page, but it doesn't load.

I am using gmail and Firefox 8.0.

I receive a number of other SE newsletters and none of the others have this issue.

Home Improvement Newsletter screenshot

  • Not an answer but when I use chrome and view it in the browser it looks just like yours. but I use Thunderbird from Mozilla (Firefox) this is what I get. I can't answer the question but I did want to throw this out there also.
    – lqlarry
    Dec 1, 2011 at 3:26
  • thx @ChrisF, I tried to add those tags, but was unable to due to rep Dec 1, 2011 at 20:19

1 Answer 1


This is fixed now.

I was able to reproduce this in Gmail/Chrome. Apparently, in Gmail, if any one of the inline styles includes an rgba value, the entire style attribute is stripped. I'm not sure how recently this began occurring. Email HTML is always a mystery :/

  • will accept when next home improvement newsletter is sent out and issue resolved Dec 6, 2011 at 17:52

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