24 November 2004

Yahoo E-mail option signature tips

Summary

There is a limit to the size of the signature block.

HTML buttons do not appear when placed in the signature block.

When placing HTML in the signature, Yahoo e-mail signature block does not automatically convert plain-text spacing to HTML breaks.

Discussion

Attempted to send e-mail to blog with a Yahoo signature. Despite the HTML code saved in Yahoo signature block, button bars placed at the signature block did not appear in blogger.

Also, in cases where HTML is added, Yahoo users are reminded that there is a trick to combing HTML and plain text. If you choose "HTML" then the entire signature must be written as if HTML; Yahoo does not maintain formating when "cutting and pasting" plain text.

Steps: Combining plain text and HTML

To get a line break to appear in the signature, must add break-code into the Signature Block.

1. Copy the text you want to appear

2. Add line-break codes into the pasted text.

3. Yahoo E-mail options signature: Choose "HTML"


Steps: Pasting plain text without HTML

1. Copy the text you want to appear

2. Do not worry about adding line-break codes into the pasted text.

3. Yahoo E-mail options signature: Choose "plain-text"

Sample message that was too long for Yahoo Signature Block

Message

There was a problem:
Your signature is too long. Please reduce the length of the signature and try again.

Problem

Yahoo e-mail does not include a maximum number of words in the signature.

Suggestion

When the message-error appears, It would be helfpu if there was a guide as to the maxium number of words allowed and the number of words over; and an auto-counter that changes as words are removed from the Signature block.


A. Testing ability to use button bars inside Yahoo Signature blocks.



Feedburden button:



[ ] Appears



[ ] Does not appear




Here is the button bar:

Mud's Tests


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B. Testing the difference between HTML and non-HTML text in a Yahoo message sent to blogger



Following has break-HTML added to the signature lines



Signature Block

[ ] Appears

[ ] Does not appear



Message Took ____ minutes to post.



Message appeared: E-mail address used was

[ ] Valid

[ ] Invalid


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B. Tests whether text provided in Yahoo signature block is automatically spaced, or whether HTML break-code has to be included to ensure proper spacing.



Following has no break-html between lines


Text follows

Signature Block
[ ] Appears
[ ] Does not appear

Message Took ____ minutes to post.

Message appeared: E-mail address used was
[ ] Valid
[ ] Invalid


Summary


Combinging HTML and plain text can be tricky.


We are sending an HTML button; and also included plain text.


At the Yahoo e-mail options "signature", we choose "HTML" thinking that the Feedburner HTML button will appear; however, the button does not appear, yet the remaining text is not formatted with the original plain-text space.


It would be useful if the Yahoo e-mail signature option included a note that


1. "If you place a button bar it will not work"; or correct the code to permit a button bar;


2. "If you use HTML in your signature, then all plain text must be formatted to include line breaks"; or permit plain text-formatting to be automatically converted to HTML.
Summary

There is a limit to the size of the signature block.

HTML buttons do not appear when placed in the signature block.

When placing HTML in the signature, Yahoo e-mail signature block does not automatically convert plain-text spacing to HTML breaks.

Discussion

Attempted to send e-mail to blog with a Yahoo signature. Despite the HTML code saved in Yahoo signature block, button bars placed at the signature block did not appear in blogger.

Also, in cases where HTML is added, Yahoo users are reminded that there is a trick to combing HTML and plain text. If you choose "HTML" then the entire signature must be written as if HTML; Yahoo does not maintain formating when "cutting and pasting" plain text.

Steps: Combining plain text and HTML

To get a line break to appear in the signature, must add break-code into the Signature Block.

1. Copy the text you want to appear

2. Add line-break codes into the pasted text.

3. Yahoo E-mail options signature: Choose "HTML"


Steps: Pasting plain text without HTML

1. Copy the text you want to appear

2. Do not worry about adding line-break codes into the pasted text.

3. Yahoo E-mail options signature: Choose "plain-text"

Sample message that was too long for Yahoo Signature Block

Message

There was a problem:
Your signature is too long. Please reduce the length of the signature and try again.

Problem

Yahoo e-mail does not include a maximum number of words in the signature.

Suggestion

When the message-error appears, It would be helfpu if there was a guide as to the maxium number of words allowed and the number of words over; and an auto-counter that changes as words are removed from the Signature block.


A. Testing ability to use button bars inside Yahoo Signature blocks.



Feedburden button:



[ ] Appears



[ ] Does not appear




Here is the button bar:

Mud's Tests


--------------------------

B. Testing the difference between HTML and non-HTML text in a Yahoo message sent to blogger



Following has break-HTML added to the signature lines



Signature Block

[ ] Appears

[ ] Does not appear



Message Took ____ minutes to post.



Message appeared: E-mail address used was

[ ] Valid

[ ] Invalid


-----------------------------
B. Tests whether text provided in Yahoo signature block is automatically spaced, or whether HTML break-code has to be included to ensure proper spacing.



Following has no break-html between lines


Text follows

Signature Block
[ ] Appears
[ ] Does not appear

Message Took ____ minutes to post.

Message appeared: E-mail address used was
[ ] Valid
[ ] Invalid


Summary


Combinging HTML and plain text can be tricky.


We are sending an HTML button; and also included plain text.


At the Yahoo e-mail options "signature", we choose "HTML" thinking that the Feedburner HTML button will appear; however, the button does not appear, yet the remaining text is not formatted with the original plain-text space.


It would be useful if the Yahoo e-mail signature option included a note that


1. "If you place a button bar it will not work"; or correct the code to permit a button bar;


2. "If you use HTML in your signature, then all plain text must be formatted to include line breaks"; or permit plain text-formatting to be automatically converted to HTML.
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