Mails from Yahoo Mail for iPad are garbled

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29 Aug, 2016 11:14 AM

Hey there,

mails sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad contain lots of garbled HTML:

blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } Of course not. That's amazing! Your software is a great diagnostic tool, too. I just need to spend some time with it.  Many thanks!

Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

On Friday, August 26, 2016, 3:01 AM, hendrik <[email blocked]> wrote:

 pre {width:92%;margin:10px 2%;padding:5px 2%;background:#efefef;border:1px solid #d6d6d6;}blockquote {margin-left:0;padding-left:1em;border-left:5px solid #ccc;} 

(from discussion

Is this known? Any chance you can fix it?

Thank you,


  1. 1 Posted by hendrik on 15 Nov, 2016 09:19 AM

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    Since I'm about to ask another question in a new thread, I figured I revive this one, as I have never received an answer...

    Any comment?


  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Courtenay on 15 Nov, 2016 11:39 PM

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    because yahoo are crappy programmers, I kid you not the plaintext mail comes in like this:

        Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
        Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
         blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px =
    #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:whi=
    te !important; }  Thanks for your reply. I have limited the columns to the =
    basic ones I need, keeping everything visable on the screen. Now I find tha=
    t I'm getting BPM info for only about a quarter of the songs. This does not=
     correspond to thise which records are locked because of DRM. Is there some=
     setting that needs to be changed? Surely, there should be bpm for Born to =


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Courtenay on 15 Nov, 2016 11:41 PM

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    basically any html mail by spec should contain a plaintext part, and it's that part we use so that your tender doesn't end up looking like myspace circa 2008. Also so we don't have to write a thread-parsing algorithm that takes into account xml.

    In this case yahoo has implemented a crappy version that puts styling right there in the middle of the text instead of stripping it out. Go, yahoo!

  4. 4 Posted by hendrik on 16 Nov, 2016 08:33 AM

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    Guess you love them a lot.... ;-)

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Courtenay on 16 Nov, 2016 08:54 AM

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    ugh! is it the same css every time?

  6. brandi closed this discussion on 14 Dec, 2016 04:54 PM.

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