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Tables work best for email templates because they are supported by pretty much all of the email clients especially Outlook.

The largest professional email services (like Mailchimp for instance) use tables for this very reason. They have dozens of downloadable templates available and,as I recall, some pretty decent documentation why they use the table approach.

That’s not to say that you can’t use HTML & CSS but you have no way of knowing how it will look when it arrives in someones inbox.

With tables (and some pretty basic CSS you have a very good chance of getting it looking how you would want.

Anyway, all you are really trying to do is get the reader to click through to your HTML & CSS site so you can blow their socks off with that. :)