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Links in E-Mails look like phishing

Stackexchange started to use URLs in E-Mails, that look like phishing and have nothing to do with the real stackexchange domains. Example: <a href="http://sg-links.stackoverflow.email/wf/...
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Exposing the existence of inbox emails to drive-by users

We're soon going to start split testing a new feature: adding a checkbox by the answer field that allows users to opt-in to receive unread inbox items via email. To be clear: This will roll out ...
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Please format and add URLs to plain-text notification e-mails

In a previous question, someone requested that notification e-mails should use plain text. Using plain text for e-mails (or including a plain-text part in addition to an HTML part) is important for ...
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E-mail from Stack Exchange with incorrect plural

I received an e-mail from Stack Exchange with the title: 1 new items in your Stack Exchange inbox This is incorrect. The correct writing is: "1 new item". It would be nice to correct this. Then, ...
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Can I request email with plain text only?

I'm grateful that there are both HTML and plain text sections in my daily notification emails, but every byte counts against my monthly email quotas. If I could choose to only receive plain text, I ...
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Plaintext part of notification mails does not link to comments and is otherwise broken

In Mutt, notification mails look like this for me: Date: Thu, 31 May 2012 18:19:25 +0000 From: Stack Exchange <do-not-reply@stackexchange.com> To: do-not-reply@stackexchange.com Subject: 1 new ...
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Bounty completed notice (and grace period notification email) happen before bounty ends

The email notice that bounties have ended and are entering the grace period as well as the inbox notification seem to happen before the bounty period is actually over. Several similar requests marked ...
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Email notification with weekly unanswered question on my favorites tags

Recently I found useful to provided answers to unanswered questions, since I regularly search for a certain problem and get many related questions with no answer for a very long time. Since ...
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Email alert for new bounty questions of specified tags

Is there a way to get instant email notifications when a bounty is started on any questions (of specified tags)?
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Duplicated filter emails again

Before marking this as duplicated, I did find a couple of questions with the same question, but they were back in 2012 and were marked as solved. I've been getting multiple emails for my tags ...
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Email Questions which meet condition XYZ

I would like to get email messages once a day (for example at 8 o'clock in the morning) about questions on a specific site (Stack Overflow) which are tagged with my most recent used tags which have no ...
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Ampersand not showed correctly in e-mail updates

As you can clearly see from the screenshot here below, the Ampersand char "&" is not correctly escaped in e-mail digest. The screenshot comes from the daily update I receive from the "dnd-5e" feed ...
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Typo in email notifications (tag subscriptions)

The plaintext part of the tag subscription eMails contains the following text (slightly redacted): [Unsubscribe from this filter](<http://stackexchange.com/email/unsubscribe-filter/x/x?code=x>) ...
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E-mail escaping broken again

I'm seeing &lt; for < in my, "New [topic] question for [date]", e-mails. This seems to be a duplicate of an old issue that was marked resolved a couple years ago: Ellipses in email ...
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Is it possible to receive email update from favorites?

Here is my scenario: i have a problem that is already in question on stackoverflow. i shouldn't add a comment to that question just to say "me too" and receive email updates. that is why i mark that ...
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Filter subscription email is not being delivered (June/July 2019 edition)

I have created a custom filter in https://stackexchange.com/filters and specified that I would like to get email updates: However, I never got a confirmation mail nor any notifications based on my ...
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Subscription feed emails doubly encode < and > characters

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 &...
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Would it be possible to get tag alerts only if the question(s) have not been viewed?

I am subscribed to the logic tag in Philosophy.SE, and have set it up to get emails every three hours with new questions. I also happened to be on the site just now at the same time another user ...
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Notification emails contain lots of whitespace and empty lines in plaintext version

Please, nuke the whitespace in plaintext version of the notification emails! It’s almost hard to find the info. I highlighted the text to show how much whitespace the plaintext version of the emails ...
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Have there been modifications recently with filter subscriptions page on stackexchange.com?

I've been using the subscriptions to receive mails with questions (SO) about specific tags for a some time. However, since a couple of days I don't get any. I know that the stackoverflow service had ...
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Send full comments in email notifications

Because comments can be deleted but emails are permanent (until the receiver decides to delete them), can we have the full comment included in the email notifications, not just the first line. I ...
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Add a link that takes me to my global inbox to emails telling me I have new messages

When I get an email notifying me of new messages in my SE inbox, I’d like it to include a link that gets me either directly to my global inbox, or, at least, to a Stack Exchange page with the message ...
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Separate filter email updates for each question with unique subject lines

I currently use IFTTT to send me an email for each new feed item from questions I am interested in on Stack Exchange but I would much rather use Stack Exchange's own filters feature with email updates....
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Why is Stack Exchange using my old email address?

Yesterday, Stack Exchange sent me an email with the Developer Survey 2017 results. I am importing mail from various addresses, so it was only by chance I noticed it was sent to one of my older emails. ...
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Do not send me emails about questions written by me (even if they have a tag I am subscribed to)

I subscribed to the tag "ecm", so I often receive such emails: PROBLEM: Many of these email are about questions written by me. (I am quite active in that field, usually answering but also often ...
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Plaintext notification emails do not link to questions

This is what the text/plain part of a notification email looks like: The following items were added to your Stack Exchange global inbox since you last checked it on 2013-09-17: Sep, 17 Cannot ...
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Replacing the login e-mail address doesn't replace the notification e-mail address

A few days ago, I changed the e-mail address associated with my Stack Exchange account by adding the new e-mail address, then deleting the old one and deleting the old address from the mail service. ...
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Why do email notifications show HTML entities in question details?

This is a rendering problem in email notifications received based on watched keywords. The text containing question details is rendered as HTML-escaped. The characters < (less-than) and > are ...
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Bug in the Newsletter Subscription form

I found a small bug in the newsletter subscription form on the Stack Exchange platform. Steps to reproduce it: In the "Preferences" tab, check in the "Newsletter" section "Send me the weekly ...
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Ability to get notifications for keywords (not tags)

I'm not sure how feasible this would be, but it could be nice in many cases to be able to subscribe for alerts on questions having a specific keywords. I saw a similar questions asked before, but ...
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Global inbox email says “updates every 3 hours”, linked page says “daily updates”

It's only a small one, but I just got an email notifying me of an item in my inbox. The footer shows: However, when I click the link, the page looks like this: As you can see, the email states that ...
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Email notifications not working (never)

I know it has been asked before but I never receive notifications, even after weeks. I suppose setting it in my account settngs should be enough, isn't it? EDIT I don't think it's a duplicate ...
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Account issue - notifications to old email address

At one point or another, I've used 2 email addresses with Stack Overflow - one when I started, and then I updated it as I changed my email address. The problem is: my notification emails are still ...
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There is no email notification link in the Stack Exchange menu

I followed the instructions on the blog to try to set up email notification. But there is no link there at the bottom-left corner of the Stack Exchange logo. I tried in FF and IE. But now suddenly I ...
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Text email notifications have broken tags

The text version of email notifications have only the first tag listed. Random example from my mail box below -- note the "Tagged: list". [How is the value of (list 'quote '5) = ''5 rather than '(...
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Option for email alerts to not show questions you've already answered/viewed

I like and use the email alert option for certain tags, but I get emailed on questions I have already seen and/or answered and/or commented on. It would be great to have an option to filter out ones ...
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I already read my incoming messages on SO, but still I got the “1 Question Has 2 Answers” email the next day

In my prefs I've enabled "I'd like email notifications of activity on questions I've asked". I got some answers to a question of mine, the envelope lighted up red when I visited SO again, I went and ...
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Unsubscribe button isn't disabled when I have already unsubscribed from “tag watching” notifications

I have already unsubscribed from all the "Tag Watching" notifications, but the button for "Unsubscribe from all"(notifications) is still enabled. I think it would be better if it is disabled if a user ...
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Change email for all subscriptions at once

I moved to a new email address and would like all of the StackExchange filter alerts I receive to go to that one. However, seeing as I have quite a few of these, it'd be a pain to set up by setting an ...
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Open app directly from filter email notifications

I have a Stack Exchange-wide filter set up to email me every few hours when certain tags are used. However, when clicking the links in the email, they always open in Safari, from which I need to click ...
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Easy way to re-subscribe on Tag

Last 3 months ago , I had un-subscribe on some tags. Today, I want to subscribe on them again. So , I find subscription confirm message from my old mails and clicked on Confirm Subscription links.But ...
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To get site-specific email settings

Sometimes, I want to concentrate on one topic and would like not have emails from my old questions in some Stackexchange sites so regularly. It would be good if you send notifications about one site ...
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Email updates arrive later and later

When you subscribe to a tag you get email updates for that tags. It seems that these updates start to arrive around the time you made the subscription the next day if you have it set to update every ...
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Link to “email subscription management”

Subscription/email notification management is a feature that is not present on profile management screens (or rather it's three levels deep in them - that is click-click-click). A user who hasn't ...
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increase granularity of filter subscription notification frequency

Here's a snapshot of the current options for managing filter e-mail notifications: Whereas i'd love to have more options to manage my notifications frequency: The most desired feature being a ...
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Email notification for follow-up comments can be confusing if my own comment is “buried”

When I click on an email notification due to a follow-up to my own comment, if my comment (as well as the new one) is a late one and buried under "show 5 more comments" then it can be hard to figure ...
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Daily-digest emails based on search-profiles

This post is correlated to my original question on StackOverflow Meta and a subsequent question there on RSS functionality. From the answers there I've learned that a feature for RSS of (fulltext) ...
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Don't send an e-mail while I'm looking at the website?

It would be nice if StackOverflow wouldn't send me e-mails about the new questions in my subscribed categories when I'm actually browsing the website, especially those particular sections.