Outlook 2007: borders and 1px padding on table cells

When designing a template for a newsletter I stumbled upon a problem which was easy to solve but took a while to discover. Some table cells had a 1px padding around which which was not intended to be there. Finally I found a fix on another weblog which also had a good example how it looks like. Here’s an example of what a two cell table with an image and text would look like before the fix. Notice the 1px white border/padding around the table.

Without the fix
Without the fix

And here is how it’s supposed to look after the fix. No white border / padding:

With fix
With fix

And the fix?

table td { border-collapse: collapse; }

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