Today I received a mail about the public beta release of Coffee Stack Exchange. In the footer I noticed 3 un-evaluated variables:

  1. $SiteNameLong
  2. $SiteName
  3. $BaseWebsiteAddress

The full contents of the footer containing the errors:

Questions? Comments? Let us know on our feedback site. If you no longer want to receive mail from $SiteNameLong, [unsubscribe from all $SiteName emails][7] with a single click.

Stack Exchange, Inc. 110 William St, 28th Floor, NY NY 10038 <3

[7]: http://area51.stackexchange.com/users/unsubscribe/scrambled url data

[8]: $BaseWebsiteAddress

  • 3
    Confirmed - but note that the variables are substituted correctly in the text/html part, just not in the text/plain part.
    – Shog9
    Feb 9, 2015 at 19:48
  • I am reading the whole message as text/plain. But yes, variables in the text body are substituted correctly.
    – Muhlemmer
    Feb 9, 2015 at 19:53
  • 1
    It's a multipart email - there's a text part (MIME type text/plain) and a HTML part (MIME type text/html). For some reason, the footer in the HTML part had the substitutions processed properly, while the footer in the plain text part didn't.
    – Shog9
    Feb 9, 2015 at 19:55
  • Aha, I understand now.
    – Muhlemmer
    Feb 9, 2015 at 20:18

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A fix just rolled out, though the build rev 1.0.1234.5678 hasn't been incremented. Mysterious...

  • 1
    Hmm? What a beautiful build rev no.! :) Feb 11, 2015 at 8:13

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