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Email is a good working medium since many years using plain text. As some prefer to send emails with some formattings as HTML, they also provide a plain-text-part containing the same content. But the E-Mail from Stackoverflow notifying me about new answers for my questions is formatted as HTML and the text-part only says I should read it as HTML. Please can you duplicate the informations in the text-part, otherwise this email-notification is useless.

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Duplicate of meta.stackexchange.com/questions/20996/… –  perbert Sep 9 '09 at 16:28

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Ok, we have a rudimentary GeneratePlainTextFromHtml function in there now. Results may not be optimal, but for most of our emails, which are minimally HTML formatted, it should be reasonable.

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Thanks alot. Most interesting is, that I became this answer as the first email-notification with plain text - and I thinks that's working for me. Thank you! –  Mnementh Oct 12 '09 at 22:31
    
I just noticed the plain-text emails look horrible. They could be easily, and vastly improved by compressing the whitespace and adding URLs back to this mentioned post. Example: i.imgur.com/9tl6Gdl.png –  Quinn Comendant 2 days ago

Wow. Just wow.

I've never set a notification for a question, so I hadn't spotted this before, but I can't see why on earth an email system would be setup like this.

My email client is setup to dump html to text if I get html only mail, but it doesn't really handle situations where someone bothers to have a text part containing useless crap. Luckily this usually only happens with marketing junk, which i happily delete :)

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