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.
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 :)
All you need to do is include the text URL link to the post. That's it. Should be easy to implement. Not making Plain Text email workable is not very progressive. Especially for a website regularly discussing cutting edge stuff. This is a great website, with an endless amount of learning possibilities here. Its worth it.