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Strange squares in emails

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FindingNemo15 Wed 03-Jun-20 11:14:56

Just recently I have been receiving strange squares in emails. I presume the sender is typing a symbol or funny. Any idea what it is please?

Pittcity Wed 03-Jun-20 14:26:48

Small squares ◻️are where an emoji smile has been typed but the programme you are reading on can't translate it.

Larger squares are usually images that are left out to save memory when downloading emails. There should be the option to "show pictures" at the top.

SueDonim Wed 03-Jun-20 15:57:11

I’ve had those squares on my old iPad. It was so old it could no longer be updated so didn’t recognise the new symbols, which then appeared as squares.

grandtanteJE65 Thu 02-Jul-20 12:20:06

Could the sender be typing on a keyboard that is geared to another language than English?

Letters that don't exist in English will turn up as a small empty square.

Willow500 Thu 02-Jul-20 12:32:16

Sometimes if something has been copied and pasted into an e-mail you get the squares - very annoying!

yigeh Sun 02-Aug-20 15:35:36

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BlueBelle Sun 02-Aug-20 15:49:32

My friend gets that but she uses the same iPad as me so why? she doesn’t care but I forget and send her emojis