I am using one of the MailChimp templates as a base for an email design, however I will not be using MailChimp to send the email.
The MailChimp template has around 330 lines of CSS in the head. Its beens a while since I last did HTML emails, but is this acceptable or do I have to use inline styles on the elements?
I wasn't sure if MailChimp had a script that turned all the styles into inline css, and if I had to do the same thing.
inline CSS is the most preferred for email templates, because not all email clients support
CSS in head section
Here is Guide to CSS support in email