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I just got this mail (formatted as it is in my mail client, which is basically displaying the mail like less or a text editor would):

The following items were added to your Stack Exchange global inbox since you last checked it on 2011-10-01:
                            14m

                            comment
                            Understanding parse_str in phpThanks for your help, but it turned out it had to If you no longer wish to receive daily updates, you may unsubscribe from this email.

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[7]: {0}
[8]: http://stackauth.com
[9]: http://meta.stackoverflow.com

As you can see, the text for each entry looks messed-up, it should read something like:

14m  comment Understanding parse_str in php
             Thanks for your help, but it turned out it had to

If you no longer wish to receive daily updates, you may unsubscribe from this email.

Also, it looks like nine ate seven, not to mention 1 to 6. The icing on the cake would be not including brackets in [feedback site][9]. feedback site[9] is (imho) clear enough.

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What is your mail client? –  Jeff Atwood Oct 2 '11 at 23:49
    
@JeffAtwood Thunderbird, but the problem also shows with less as an email client, i.e. when reading the plain text. –  phihag Oct 2 '11 at 23:55

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

In the next build we'll improve the format a bit, by excluding that erroneous [7]: {0} block and improving the overall spacing on the text-plain reduced version.

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The new version doesn't have the [7]: {0} anymore, but now cuts off the comment. If possible, the first line should be 3h comment [Title of the question] (no indent at start), and the second line should be the whole comment. If nobody cares about text email (or, as called by its proponents, email), can you post the function generating the text so we can propose a patch? –  phihag Nov 9 '11 at 18:17
    
@phihag - The comment is cut off in both versions, this is a limitation of how things are stored in the inbox (it's a massive amount of data we're talking about here, so it'a tailored to the inbox UI, not the email). –  Nick Craver Nov 9 '11 at 18:29
    
Oh, ok. But please put a newline between title and comment. Can you spot the beginning of the comment: Rewrite the subdomain to a location?%2 doesn't exist, so you should get an error –  phihag Nov 9 '11 at 18:32
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@phihag - fair enough, there's a newline in there starting with the next build. –  Nick Craver Nov 9 '11 at 18:59

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