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Fisherman

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Posted: 04/02/22 06:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Usually I can get myself out of a bind but I'm stumped on this one. I run W10 on a PC with the email that comes with it and FireFox. About half the emails come out normal, the other half ends up being these long crazy things. I copied just a small portion to give you an idea. Any idea how to fix this.
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.dropdisclaimer-helppmc{
width:100% !important;
float: left !important;
padding: 5px 0 5px 0 !important;
display: block !important;
text-align: center !important;
}
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.googleplay {
width:100% !important;
float: left !important;
display: block !important;
margin:0 auto !important;
text-align: center !important;
}
.appstore {
width:100% !important;
float: left !important;
padding: 10px 0 10px 0 !important;
display: block !important;
margin:0 auto !important;

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Posted: 04/02/22 06:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Check to see if in your email program communications preferences have been changed from 'see images' to 'plain text only' .


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It's part of a CSS style sheet, class selectors followed by declarations. How HTML website's design is layed out is result of CSS which is read by the browser. Without it, a site would just appear as text.

Why you're seeing this in your emails is another question? Perhaps your emails are not set to read HTML format.

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Check your preferences for "show all formatting" or possibly "show complete heading". The former is the most likely culprit, but the latter is possible.


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Well looked and saw that preferences show text and images, have to do some more digging.

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Posted: 04/03/22 12:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Unless the body of that email had something important in it I would have to say it is most likely a spam or spoofed email and may have even had malicious content embeded in the headers or body and your email client stripped and blocked parts of the email of that content resulting in you seeing all of the normally hidden content.

The snip you posted looks like a crummy commercial for something like a program or app as it mentioned googleplay and appstore..

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Gdetrailer wrote:

Unless the body of that email had something important in it I would have to say it is most likely a spam or spoofed email and may have even had malicious content embeded in the headers or body and your email client stripped and blocked parts of the email of that content resulting in you seeing all of the normally hidden content.

The snip you posted looks like a crummy commercial for something like a program or app as it mentioned googleplay and appstore..


Yes it is an ad from Pizza Hut. A month or so ago, they all came out "normal", also the odd email from friends that do that. However, when I sign into my main email/internet server and go to mail there, it's all normal, so I'm now suspecting it's a setting W10 mail I haven't found yet. A bit of a pain.

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Fisherman wrote:

Gdetrailer wrote:

Unless the body of that email had something important in it I would have to say it is most likely a spam or spoofed email and may have even had malicious content embeded in the headers or body and your email client stripped and blocked parts of the email of that content resulting in you seeing all of the normally hidden content.

The snip you posted looks like a crummy commercial for something like a program or app as it mentioned googleplay and appstore..


Yes it is an ad from Pizza Hut. A month or so ago, they all came out "normal", also the odd email from friends that do that. However, when I sign into my main email/internet server and go to mail there, it's all normal, so I'm now suspecting it's a setting W10 mail I haven't found yet. A bit of a pain.


It most likely is a "security" setting which may have come along with a recent security update. May be false flagging something it sees in the email headers and or body. It could also be a picture or link to a website for a picture embedded in the body of the email which may be blacklisted in the untrusted zone.

While you can bypass untrusted zones, be aware in doing so you are lowering your overall security and raising your risk level of something going sideways, do so with caution.

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Posted: 04/03/22 02:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm sure there are members who have worked with CSS. As I prefer to work with CSS and not WYSIWYG editors in building HTML sites, I recognize it immediately. An example being:

.appstore {
width:100% !important; Use 100% of container width - i.e. display full width.
float: left !important; Element should be set to the left - i.e. display photo on left with text on right.
padding: 10px 0 10px 0 !important; Sets space 'within' a container - i.e. white-space 10px top, 0px right, 10px bottom, 0px left.
display: block !important; Tells to display text or graphics on separate line - i.e. display photo on separate line.
margin:0 auto !important; Tells to use 100% of container width and height; auto centers block not the elements within container - i.e. no white space outside the border area.

You would generally use this within <div> container tag which would format the elements with the above mentioned:

<div class="appstore">
...some text or graphics...
</div>

My guess is that since you're seeing CSS text, the <style> tags were placed in the wrong place or missing in the HTML email.

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Posted: 04/03/22 03:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The CSS text you posted is not malicious, just styling the display. Either the person who sent the email messed up, or your browser cache is corrupted and should be cleared out.

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