“Can I email…” – Support tables for HTML and CSS in emails

Can I email is like Can I use but specifically for email: which HTML and CSS features are supported by which mail client? They also provide a scoreboard, ranking mail clients based on their support among the 70 HTML and CSS features listed on Can I email. Can I email… Support tables for HTML and […]

The dots do matter: how to scam a Gmail user

Recently James Fisher received an email from Netflix asking him to update his credit card information. “Odd,” I thought, “but OK, I’ll check.” The email is genuinely from netflix.com, so I clicked the link. It logged me in and took me to an “Update your credit or debit card” page, which is genuinely hosted on […]

Ticket Trick: Hacking companies through their helpdesk

Clever way, unearthed by Inti de Ceukelaire, to getting access to private communications channels (such as Slack) by leveraging the create-by-email feature of issue trackers/the helpdesk of a company. First target of Init was Gitlab’s Slack channel: Anyone with a valid @gitlab.com e-mail address can join their Slack team. At the same time, GitLab offers […]

Mailtrap.io – Fake SMTP testing server

var transport = nodemailer.createTransport({ host: ‘mailtrap.io’, port: 2525, auth: { user: ‘your-mailtrap-inbox-username’, pass: ‘your-mailtrap-inbox-pass’ } }); transport.sendMail({ … }); Mailtrap is a fake SMTP server for development teams to test, view and share emails sent from the development and staging environments without spamming real customers. Now this is great for testing: use mailtrap’s SMTP server […]

Gmail to remove CSS :checked support 😟

With a new update about to roll (already rolling?) out, Gmail has added support for – amongst other things – media queries and non-inline styles. Along with that update however, they’ve also axed support for :checked: Also gone is the support for :checked selectors. The only pseudo-class selector supported in Gmail and G Suite webmail […]

Coding mobile-first emails

Typically, emails are coded starting with an old school, table based desktop version, with mobile styles applied through a max-width media query to reflow the tables. In email clients that don’t support this, this approach can result in inconsistent rendering and difficult to read emails. We’re going to flip the formula and start with the […]

Ink: A Responsive Email Framework

Reach out your tentacles to a broad range of people who subscribe to your emails. Our CSS framework helps you craft HTML emails that can be read anywhere on any device. Gone are the days where you had to choose between Outlook and email optimized for smartphones and tablets. Ink’s responsive, 12-column grid blends flexibility […]