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I coded an html email, and just tested in Gmail. Everything shows up fine besides for a background image. I put the background image on my wrapper table, like this:
<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="4px solid grey" align="left"  background="http://www.totalrecallsolutions.com/corporate/email templates/images/appt_reminder_one_bg.jpg">
And still, there is no image showing up in Gmail. I understood from my google searches that this is the correct way to make a background image show up in Gmail. So why is it not showing up?

Thanks!!

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From my understanding Gmail

From my understanding Gmail support of background images is flaky at best. Gmail offers no support for background-image so try styling with background. Something to try:

replace this:
background="http://www.totalrecallsolutions.com/corporate/email templates/images/appt_reminder_one_bg.jpg"

with this:
style="background:url(h t t p: //www.totalrecallsolutions.com/corporate/email templates/images/appt_reminder_one_bg.jpg)

had to space out the http so that the forum wouldn't render it into an <a>

I consider this a Triumph.

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Nope, this didnt work, but

Nope, this didnt work, but thanks for trying to help.
Anybody else have anything to suggest?
Thanks.

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I don't think there is

I don't think there is anything more to suggest. Gmail doesn't support background images.

Edit to add: http://www.email-standards.org/clients/gmail/

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