NMS Template not working in Outlook 2016

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musicscore
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NMS Template not working in Outlook 2016

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I trying to build a nms template and started with the code below :

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<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<__html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
	<head>
		<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
		<title>Infowebs Email Design</title>
	<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0"/>
</head>

	</__body>
		<table>
			<tr>
				<td>
					Header
				</td>
			</tr>
			<tr>
				<td style="background-image:url('https://lc.infowebs.nl/images/newsletter/lcbg.png');">
					Banner
				</td>
			</tr>
			<tr>
				<td>
					Body
				</td>
			</tr>
			<tr>
				<td>
					Footer
				</td>
			</tr>
		</table>
</__html>
This works in the webclient Roundcube, but in Outlook 2016 there is now background.

Does anyone know why Outlook 2016 is not showing the background ?
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Re: NMS Template not working in Outlook 2016

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I don't think Outlook supports background images in tables, but if you Google for the issue you'll find various workaround methods or alternatives.
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[Solved] Re: NMS Template not working in Outlook 2016

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Thank you DIGI3

I found that Outlook is really a difficult mail client to create html templates for. (Again Microsoft, and I say that as a Certified Microsoft specialist). I think I'm gonna say to my client(s) that if they want/need a special template in NMS I need to buy one from a professional e-mail template creator.

Thank you again DIGI3 for your quick reply.
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