Navigation Path​

  1. In the ​main navigation, click Content​ > ​Email​ > Blocks.
  2. Edit an existing block.
    ⇒ The ​Compose Block​ window opens to the ​Information​ tab.


In this window, you define a block. Several tabs allow you to specify the metadata of your block and the HTML code of the block itself.

What can I do in this window?

  • Define information such as block description, block tags, and more.
  • Paste, define, and edit the HTML code of a block, including input field placeholders or Mapp Engage Variables.




Update blocks automaticallyActivate this toggle switch if you want that the edits made to this block are applied to all templates in CMS where this block is used.


Saves the changes. The window remains open for further editing.

​Save & Close​

Saves the changes and closes the window. The ​Blocks​ tab opens. Here you can locate all your blocks.


Closes the window without saving your changes. The ​Blocks​ tab opens

Information Tab​

The ​Information​ tab allows you to set up the basic metadata of your block.




Defines the name of the block in Mapp Engage. The name is a mandatory input field.

The name is limited to 250 characters.


Defines a description for the block. The description is an optional input field.

The description is limited to 3000 characters.

Use this input field to provide additional information about the block.


Defines the tags that are assigned to the block.

​Character Encoding​

Defines the character encoding of the block.

Following options are available:

  • ​ISO 8859-15:​ This encoding is sufficient for characters in Western European languages. For more information, see We recommend that you use this encoding.
  • ​UTF-8:​ This encoding is the most common character encoding for Unicode characters (for more information see This character encoding supports all characters, including characters used in Middle Eastern and Asian languages.
    This encoding increases the size of your email messages. An increased email size can influence sendout and deliverability and can have an impact on your billing. Choose ISO 8859-15 whenever possible.

Edit Tab​

You should only edit the code of your block if you are familiar with HTML code.

The ​Edit​ tab allows you to paste, define, and edit the HTML code of your block.

With the HTML code you define the following:

  • The HTML code of the block itself.
  • Different placeholders for content in a block, for example text areas and images that provide text editors and image selectors in ​Compose Email Message​ window.

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