Thibaut Allender 16 December 2009 Great article, I’ve been coding tabe HTML newsletters while teaching CSS for websites for a while, paradoxal isn’t it? ;-) Anyway, I still learned a few things reading this, thanks! About the “inexplicable reason” why Windows Live Hotmail adds a few pixels of additional padding below images, this is quite simple: some doctypes render images inline (like it should in the normal tableless world ) even in tables while it should be block when nested in a TD. Hence the bottom “baseline” margin. Another fix is to define vertical-align: bottom on img, provided the image is higher than the font-size.