Customize border in template

I wish there was an option to put a border around an entire email to frame it. I want the inner background and outer background colors to be the same (in this case both white) but would like some separation between the two and being able to add a frame or border around the entire email would help break it up. I do not want to use a background pattern or background color other than white. This seems like a very basic design element to provide.

Status changed to: Voting Open

Hey @Christa03, thanks for providing this feedback! I've opened this idea up for voting so we can get further feedback from other users and allow them to "Kudo" this idea if they agree. 

Occasional Participant

The legacy format for editing content was much better. The new format does not allow for adding borders to content blocks. There are very limited design elements. 

Are there plans to improve this? 



Status changed to: Open Questions

Hi @BethL. Our editor has a block layout that includes a border, both for a single column and a double column. Does this help?




Could you also let us know what elements you think are missing or what you would like to see?

Occasional Participant

Thanks for this info, that is helpful.

Hannah L.

Status changed to: Closed - No Action

Hi @BethL you're very welcome! Because our previous response answers your feedback we are going to close this idea.

Occasional Participant

The border blocks you reference are not a good substitute and very difficult to manipulate. In legacy editor, it is possible to include a border surrounding all blocks. 

Hannah Lee

Status changed to: Open Questions

Hi @BethL thank you for following up with us on this request! By adding a border surrounding all blocks, do you mean around the whole complete email or every individual block you may add in?

Occasional Participant

You have to choose a template with the border option


If I want to copy a previous email campaign and change it for the next one and add a border to that one, I have no way to do that without starting all over and making several individual text blocks? That is crazy!


would love a border option that goes around the entire email


Please open this idea back up or send it to your developers. The border around just the individual article does not suffice. I need a border around the entire email. Why was this not integrated into the new email editor? Honestly the legacy emails and editor were so much better. Please let us know when this idea is going to be implemented. 


Hi @roemerind


The good news is this feature request is still open and actively being tracked by our Product Team. There are many factors that are used to decide what is added to or updated in our product which can cause us to sometimes not have a timeline for when a feature will be available. We will however reach out to this thread when any updates have been made.


yes, like an Inner border around the inner background? I thought that used to be an option?

Regular Participant

Please add the ability to add a border around the entire email so one can create a campaign that has a white outer background and a white inner background, but with a border to separate the two. You should be able to set the color of this border and the thickness (width). I tried choosing a template that had a border (such as the "Education News") template, but once you do this there is no way to change the color or thickness (from the original orange color.) Please add this feature as people have been asking for it for years. Thank you.


I can't believe that there is not an option to add a border that goes around the entire email.  I am new to CC, having used a competitors software at a previous position.   Thought borders were a basic design.


I see that there is a grey border around our emails now and I would love to be able to change the color from grey to something that would fit the email in my colors. Please add this feature if you can! Thank you!


Adding a border around an entire email needs to be an option. I was able to create a border in the previous version of constant contact but for some reason that option was removed in this redesign. I need to change the color of a border for a vendor and can't do this for them. Please bring it back.


With this new upgrade you have taken the option to put a border that you can change color on every. single. template. Why? We like the border not the entire giant background. And we don't like the templates that look like they are hanging in space. Your areas around the feature articles don't even line up. It's like you randomly decided upgrades that didn't help anyone actually design or you don't have any graphic designers on staff.

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