If you'd like to continue using your old legacy campaigns, your best option is to simply copy one of your older legacy templates. The copy will retain the same editor that the original email was created in.
Modifying the HTML can often lead to unexpected display issues in some email clients, especially on mobile devices, so we're trying to include as many options as possible in a mobile-friendly manner. If you let us know what changes are you trying to make that aren't currently possible without HTML, I'll be happy to pass those ideas on to our Design Team.
Thanks for replying! I have been copying old emails, and that works as many of our emails are retreads. I do like the option of being able to include newer templates, so I’ll let you know where I’m finding that I need html to add/edit features.
Thank you for getting back to us.
We would greatly appreciate any additional feedback that you have in regards to being able to access the HTML of a block. We want to ensure that we provide the features that our customers are asking for! Please let us know if you have any additional feedback or questions.
Thanks and have a great rest of your day!
I will warn you that unless you are super-talented at all this, using the legacy email format for emails these days will give all sorts of unintended results. Backgrounds change colors, the previews don't accurately reflect what is delivered, code shows behind blocks that have quasi-transparent images, and such. From experience, the end result is better if you can force yourself to just slowly rework your emails in the newest latest greatest (but not necessarily best) editor.
We lost about two years' worth of rotating emails - well, didn't lose, but decided not to risk using them any more - and have had to develop them as needed this year.
Also, yes, please, bring back the HTML editor. At the very least, let us size pictures with dimensions!
Your warnings are exactly some of the reasons we do suggest moving to the newer editor whenever possible. I've tracked your request for better control of images sizes in the new editor as well. If there's other ideas of what you feel is needed in the new editor, then definitely let us know, we're always happy to pass on those requests to the proper team!