Is VML tag support removed from outlook 2016 for emails?

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I'm an email developer and I've noticed that background images created by vml tags like "v:background, v:rect & v:fill" for email is no longer showing from yesterday onwards for outlook 2016 (Windows 10).


Please find the code below or go to this for code reference:


<div style="background-color:#7bceeb;">

  <!--[if gte mso 9]>

  <v:background xmlns:v="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" fill="t">

    <v:fill type="tile" src="" color="#7bceeb"/>



  <table height="100%" width="100%" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0">


      <td valign="top" align="left" background="">

                 Content goes here...






Is anyone please confirm if outlook drops supports for vml tags or make any type of changes in it ? 


Any helps would really appreciate.



Neeraj Kumar

1 Reply

@neerajkumar21 Hello! You've posted your question in the Community Discussion space, which is intended for discussion around the Tech Community website itself, not product questions. I'm moving your question to the Outlook space - please post Outlook questions here in the future.