I came across a problem when I was publishing my first 'how to' post' (How to add a recipe index to your blog). The code I was publishing for other bloggers to use was turning into it's function (ie a drop down list style index) instead of just text for bloggers to copy and paste.
After a search on google proved fruitless, I popped onto twitter and put out a call for help. Monica over at SmarterFitter was able to help me and with a wee tweek it eventually worked.
Here is what to do:
1. Each time you have a < in your code, replace it with
2. Each time you have a > in your code, replace it with
Another tip from Helen over at Fuss Free Flavours:
If you are emailing people html, send it in a wordpad document. A wordprocessor can add formatting which can stop it working.