I really wanted to love this app. Creating email is on onerous task. Unfortunately Mail Designer isn't quite up to the task yet. It could be a great tool if they fix it. Its not a *bad* app, just not very good yet. For a professional there are no precise controls. Everything is click and drag and that, quite frankly, becomes a drag at some point. I just want to enter a number into a box and be done. This app needs to be more like InDesign or Quark in that it gives the users better control over aspects of the design.
One of my biggest beefs is that it doesn’t use standard html formatting, in that when you use images in the app, the code renames it in to a very long sequence of numbers and letters rather than keeping the original name. This makes editing in an html editing app or even a text editor impossible. Why would you want to use a html editor you ask? There are just some things that you have to do in an editor that this app will not do. Or you just want to tweak the code.
i will say that customer service is excellent.
In the end this is the only html email app that I have found that is works at all, so if they improve the app I may go back to using it. Right now I'd rather use online tools like Campaign Monitor and edit the code in Dreamweaver for now. It easier and far more elegant solution.