Common HTML Encoding Error

Encoding, or converting into a coded form, your HTML email template can be tricky — not done correctly and it can cause major issues in the look of your email. Here, I’ll discuss the most common HTML encoding error and how to easily fix this problem.

Common HTML Encoding Error

The most common html encoding error is shown in your email template with odd characters appearing in your content. Here’s an example:

Example of HTML encoding error

This type of error is simple to fix, however. All you need to do is ensure you have a specific meta tag at the top of your HTML email template, typically found under the <head> tag. Here’s what this looks like:

Meta tag to fix html encoding error

Happy Emailing!

Now, you’re all set! This will fix this common error in your HTML email templates. If you’re still having issues or have any questions, feel free to email us at We’re happy to help!