When I receive emails for my Stack Exchange email subscriptions, characters like < and > are doubly encoded, i.e., they are rendered as &lt and &gt (and encoded as &amp;lt; and &amp;gt;):

screenshot of email as seen in a mail client

Here is a sample of the source for the same email:

<p style="font-size:100%;color:#3d3d3d;margin-top:5px">
    I would like to change the following code so as to handle grouping of more than 1 property
    private Expression&amp;lt;Func&amp;lt;ProfileResultView, string&amp;gt;&amp;gt; DynamicGroupBy(string propertyName)
  • Agreed, this would make email notifications easier to read at a glance and thus increase likelihood of click through. Sep 8, 2016 at 11:25
  • 2
    This bug has been around for years. It's hard for me to comprehend. Sep 13, 2019 at 19:14


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