This utility was developed as part of Intervals to deal with the problems posed by certain email clients (namely Outlook 2007 and Google Gmail) when it comes to the way they handle styling contained in HTML emails. As many web developers and designers already know, certain email clients are notorious for their lack of CSS support. While attempts are being made to develop common email standards, implementation is still a ways off.
The primary problem with uncooperative email clients is that most tend to only regard inline CSS, discarding all <style> elements and links to stylesheets in <link> elements. Emogrifier solves this problem by converting CSS styles into inline style attributes in your HTML code.