Hi-

I've compiled an email newsletter and tested it in 3 different email clients. It looks fine in Outlook and Hotmail (although the gradient background in the boxes isn't showing up at all but hey, I gotta pick my battles) but Gmail is displaying part of it weird. For some reason, the table cells in the main content portion expand WAY too far to the right and it's throwing everything off. I've tried researching this online to find a solution but everything I try doesn't work. Here is a screenshot of the issue: http://tinypic.com/r/34i0391/5

and this is a screenshot of what it should look like: http://tinypic.com/r/2imaxdc/5

The code is below. If anyone can let me know what I'm doing wrong it would be greatly appreciated! I need to get this out ASAP so the sooner the better. Thanks so much!


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    <h1 style="font-size: 16px; margin: 20px 0 15px 30px; letter-spacing: .1em;"><span style="color:#456a85; text-transform:uppercase;"><span style="color: #000;">February <span style="color:#3173b0">2012</span></h1>
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      Welcome to the redesigned Reader's Circle e-newsletter: leaner, cleaner, and simplified to highlight the latest and greatest book club titles from Random House. While our winter here in New York has been lacking in snow, it's hardly been lacking in great books, among them Gabrielle Hamilton's incredible memoir <a href="http://bloodbonesandbutter.net/" style="color: #3173b0" target="_blank"><em>Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef</em></a>, Lisa See's <a href="#featured" style="color: #3173b0"><em>Dreams of Joy</em></a> now in paperback, and Sarah Addison Allen's <a href="http://www.sarahaddisonallen.com/" style="color: #3173b0" target="_blank"><em>The Peach Keeper</em></a>. <br><br>

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