Well actually that does NOT seem to be the problem – other links that show the “=” sign in them, e.g the Powered by PHPList one, work fine. So that = is only showing up when I look at the source of the email in my email client (I also tried looking at this in Gmail on the web, and I see the same thing as in Thunderbird).
Actually looking closer at the source in my email client, it’s not clear (to me, at least) how this is supposed to work as the ut.php part is only referenced in the alt part of the spacer image ?!?! Here’s what that part of the source looks like (displayed by an email client):
`<p class=3D"poweredby" style=3D"text-align:center"><a href=3D"https://www.p=
&utm_campaign=3DphpList" title=3D"visit the phpList website" ><img src=
=3D"cid:c00003465866755ef08e5dddd7aab15f" title=3D"powered by phpList versi=
on 3.3.3, © phpList ltd" alt=3D"powered by phpList 3.3.3, © phpLi=
st ltd" border=3D"0" /></a></p><img src=3D"https://s3.amazonaws.com/msv5/im=
ages/spacer.gif" width=3D"1" height=3D"1" alt=3D"Web Bug from http://www.xy=
(I changed the domain name).
If I go to (using the real domain name)
it appears to work – a black screen appears. So how can I tell if this web bug is working and the problem is perhaps elsewhere? Since PHPList reports 0 views, it’s not, but my question still is why??? And how to fix?
BTW here is the footer as set up in PHPList:
This message was sent to [EMAIL] by [FROMEMAIL] – you can update your email address here
To forward this message, please do not use the forward button of your email application, because this message was made specifically for you only. Instead use the forward page in our newsletter system.
To change your email address or other details, visit your personal preferences page
Or you can opt-out completely from all future mailings.
And if you somehow got this email and wish to be on the email list, you need to contact me (Dave) at the original sending email address, , sending me who referred you, your name and email.
At the bottom of my mesage the Powered by PHPList image appears ok in the emails.
Anyhow hoping someone has suggestions/ideas on how to resolve this. I can pm details of all, as there’s nothing very private in any of this.