Why aren't my body styles working in AOL?

AOL removes the body tag and inserts its own:

So this:

<body style=“background:#000; min-height:2000px; color:#fff; padding:15px”>

Will get converted to this:

<body style=“background-color: white;font-family: Arial,sans-serif;font-size: 10pt;border: 0px;”>

Which completely overwrites your embedded body styles because this does it inline.

AOL also ignores the body type selector in your embedded CSS.

For example:
<style type=“text/css”>
body {background:#000; min-height:2000px; color:#fff; padding:15px}

The best solution is to include a wrapper element like a table or a span with disply:block in order to control the appearance of your email background colors, fonts, etc.

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