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HTML Formatting Failure - NEWBIE!

Postby chuckpuckett » 6:06pm, Mon 13 Jan, 2014

Hello. I'm the proverbial newbie, moving from Mailman to phplist so I can throttle my sending and conform to HostGator message frequency limits.
My problem is simple, I'm sure. I've set message format to HTML, and then dump some html into the new message form. I understand phplist will automatically pre and postpend <html> and <body> tags, so I leave that off.

Thing is, I see almost NO html formatting. I see hrefs, or at least I see the link, but it's not applied to the text as a link. all the basic table stuff, bolding, italics: nothing. <h2> and <h3> show up as **this is H2**.

I'll dump the html here, since for some reason I cannot attach a txt file (!), which seems overly paranoid, but there you go. I feel I must be missing something fundamentally simple.

<meta content="text/html; charset=utf-8" http-equiv="Content-Type" />
<title>Theatre Happenings Summary</title>
<h2>Theatre Happenings</h2>
<p>Last updated 7 January, 2014.</p>
<p>Click on a link to see more information about a show, audition or event. Newly added events are marked in <strong><em>bold italics</em></strong>. Those opening this week in <strong>bold</strong>.</p>
<h3>Productions Summary</h3>
<table style="width: 100%">
<tr>
<td style="width: 200px"><strong>Show</strong></td>
<td style="width: 200px"><strong>Group</strong></td>
<td><strong>Open</strong> or Next</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 200px"><strong><a href="http://www.puckettpublishing.com/theatre_events/productions/productions.html#The39Steps"></td>The 39 Steps</a></strong></td>
<td style="width: 200px">Theatre Huntsville</td>
<td style="width: 60px"><strong>10 Jan</strong></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 200px"><strong><a href="http://www.puckettpublishing.com/theatre_events/productions/productions.html#HomegrownComedyShow">Homegrown Comedy Show</a></strong></td>
<td style="width: 200px">Flying Monkey</td>
<td style="width: 60px"><strong>10 Jan</strong></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 200px"><strong><em><a href="http://www.puckettpublishing.com/theatre_events/productions/productions.html#AllIntheTiming">All In the Timing</a></em></strong></td>
<td style="width: 200px">Bank Street Players</td>
<td style="width: 60px">17 Jan</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 200px"><strong><em><a href="http://www.puckettpublishing.com/theatre_events/productions/productions.html#EpicComedyHour">Epic Comedy Hour</a></em></strong></td>
<td style="width: 200px">Flying Monkey</td>
<td style="width: 60px">24 Jan</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 200px"><strong><em><a href="http://www.puckettpublishing.com/theatre_events/productions/productions.html#MagicShowsRussellDavis">4th Sunday Magic Shows with Russell Davis</a></em></strong></td>
<td style="width: 200px">Flying Monkey</td>
<td style="width: 60px">26 Jan</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 200px"><a href="http://www.puckettpublishing.com/theatre_events/productions/productions.html#ComicScienceImprovShow">Improv Show</a></td>
<td style="width: 200px">Comic Science Improv</td>
<td style="width: 60px">7 Feb</td>
</tr>
</table>

Thanks for any help
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Re: HTML Formatting Failure - NEWBIE!

Postby chuckpuckett » 6:23pm, Mon 13 Jan, 2014

Oh, the life of a newbie.
Sooo... in my little test universe, turns out when I added my 3 email addresses, I had not marked as "send in HTML". This omission will now generate a follow on quesiton
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