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Word of the Day email issues

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The plain-text version of the Word-of-the-day emails has been broken since the format of these has changed on June 13. I believe these are being generated as multipart messages containing separate HTML and plain-text versions. Most email clients will just display HTML version, but I'm also reading email on my mobile phone, and I've got it configured to only download the plain-text version to save bandwidth. I've sent an email using the comments form here on the site about a week ago, but received no response at all. :-(

Right now, the plain-text version of the email contains several blank lines followed by instructions on how to unsubscribe, and a few more links. Hidden below these is the actual word of the day (I just realized it's there today - so far I thought the plain-text version didn't contain the word of the day at all).

This is all followed by dozens of links to individual translations of each word in the examples. For example, one of the examples in today's email starts with "She thinks the..." and the plain-text version of the email contains this instead: http://www.spanishdict.com/translate/She http://www.spanishdict.com/translate/thinks http://www.spanishdict.com/translate/the

etc. Could anybody please have a look into this? Old format worked much better :-(

Also, a minor issue - some clients (namely The Bat) display the HTML version incorrectly too. The spaces in the examples are omitted and the whole phrase looks like a long word. GMail on the other hand displays these fine. But this is also something that worked well with the old format of the word-of-the-day email. I can send you screenshots or additional details if needed.

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updated JUL 6, 2010
posted by rado

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Thank you, Rado. I will look into this. Sorry I didn't get to your comment earlier. I have been on a much needed vacation. I'll let you know what I find out. We were unaware that the text only version was messy.

updated AGO 6, 2010
posted by Paralee
Thank you so much! I just wasn't sure if my comment-form submitted question made it through. Hope you had a good time on your vacation ;-) - rado, JUL 2, 2010
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