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Why am I receiving marketing emails from SO when I have unchecked every option in the email settings?

I received the email that is being discussed here. The thing is, I don't subscribe to any emails in the settings on SO. It seems like a bit of an oversight that a user who went out of their way to ...
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On communication, tone deafness, and engaging constructively with folks in email communications with users

I had an interesting set of emails sent to me, ostensibly by marketing. Apparently there's a different set of emails sent to others, and there's a negative response to that as well on MSO. Admittedly ...
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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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Email does not support SE-style Markdown, to everyone's disappointment

I just received an email from Stack Overflow community support, checking in with me about why I haven't taken moderator activites on Constructed Language Stack Exchange lately. The answer is simple; ...
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Link to feedback site in tag filter email does not have the correct formatting

I noticed that the email I received for a tag filter I created on Stack Exchange has the following footer: Questions? Comments? Let us know on our [feedback site](https://meta.stackexchange.com). ...
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"Is it time to add another moderator" email contains unparsed Markdown

I just received another email in unparsed Markdown: Can somebody please reactivate the Markdown parser - I seem to remember earlier emails of this type being correctly formatted.
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Why are Notification Mails considered Spam?

I get notifications if there are new questions at Stack Overflow in the htmx tag. But gmail thinks they are spam: I try to translate: Gmail could not verify that this email really comes from ...
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Unsolicited email from a startups user (my email is not public)

Has anyone else received unsolicited email (spam) from a https://startups.stackexchange.com/ user (I can provide the user name if necessary)? Notes: The From and Return path names exactly match a ...
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Make it easy to suspend all question subscriptions

As someone who uses question subscriptions a lot (I seem to have 287 of them), there come times when I want to suspend them, i.e. take a vacation from SX. Currently this is hard - I'd have to manage ...
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"so long as they follow the Creative Commons attribution requirements" - but they don't

I reported two scrapers which were violating the license* recently, as I'd done some time last year as well. I got this email in return: Hello, All content on Stack Exchange is licensed under either ...
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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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Stack Exchange Inbox Items Duplicated (And Then Some)

So, I started getting all my Stack Exchange inbox items duplicated. It started with this email, and every email since has done the same thing. Not 15 times, but several times.
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Password-change email could be more helpful

Having changed my Stack Exchange password today, I noticed that the confirmation email includes the text: If you didn't do this, you should be worried. Whilst this is perfectly true and valid, if ...
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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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Site email says closed questions are not visible to the public: wrong

The website documentation has been corrected, but this email form letter is still inaccurate From: Stack Overflow <[email protected]> Subject: Your question has been closed ... ...
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Email notices are really hard to read - including overlapping text and side-scrolling

Email notices of new questions matching a filter contain overlapping text. The text is also too small to read, and, when the user enlarges it on a mobile device, it fails to reflow, forcing the user ...
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No “The overflow” option on Email settings for full web version

Why does the full web version of the Email settings page not contain “The overflow” section that the mobile web version does? See the images below: mobile web full site
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Email notifications for remove abandoned questions?

As per Stack Exchange policy, unanswered questions older than 365 days that meet certain criteria are periodically deleted in a reversible manner. I have no problems with this policy, but I would ...
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Transifex missing a string about incorrect e-mail

When I try to login in ruSO but put in an incorrect e-mail address, I get the string "No user found with matching email", untranslated. I wrote a bug-report in ruSO meta, but a moderator ...
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Chat Event Reminders come from the wrong site

It seems that chat event reminders are sent from the chat user's parent site rather than the event room's parent site. E.g. this event belongs under Code Golf Stack Exchange, while "mi yodeya&...
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"Post Your Answer" button appears to the side of the email checkbox, instead of below it as before

If email notifications for the inbox are disabled, a checkbox appears next to questions and answers asking if the user wants to be emailed if they receive responses to their posts. On answers, this ...
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Password-change email has a broken link

I changed my Stack Exchange password today and received a confirmation email with a link to "your Stack Exchange account" (https://openid.stackexchange.com/user) that, if you're not logged in, returns ...
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Send an email to users if any changes are made in the privacy policy and/or terms of service

If any changes are made in the privacy policy and/or terms of service of SE/SO, please send an email to the users (at least a month in advance before the legal agreement comes into effect). For ...
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Did the emails with notifications about inbox messages stop?

Depending on the settings chosen in preferences, a user is supposed to be shown the recent notifications if they have some notifications in the inbox and they haven't checked it for some period (The ...
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Getting mails for non subscribed content and no link to unsubscribe

I got a mail from Stack Overflow regarding a chat event. I joined the chat event few months ago and this is the first time I'm getting a mail for that. I checked my email subscription settings and ...
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HTML not escaped in question titles in emails

HTML is not escaped in question titles in emails. For example, this email: Links to this question: Can I make a <button> not submit a form?
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Bug with the special characters in the email on Contact page

I have an account with email like [email protected] (Not a real email). I've visited the Contact page, selected the contact variant (for example, Account Issue > I need to merge user profiles)...
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Under what conditions are notifications about expiring of bounties sent?

As far as I can tell, a user who offered a bounty receives several notifications of this type. Your bounty on question "... expires in three days. Your bounty on question "... expires in ...
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Percentage sign missing in newsletter and in the blog post

Today's newsletter contains this sentence: Research has found that almost 90 of machine learning models developed by companies never make it into production. Just 90 out of all the models ever made? ...
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Some weird random ellipses in the Bounty Grace Period Started emails

I got this email a few days ago on my bounty entering the grace period: This looks pretty weird. The ellipsis at the beginning are strange, and the ellipsis at the end make it look like the whole ...
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Profile Preferences --> Q&A Emails is... broken

I cannot seem to remove this email address. Steps to reproduce: Remove email address Hit "Save email settings" See the error (even though both checkboxes are unchecked) I'm also not sure how to get ...
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Why does clicking on email notification links not clear out the corresponding event in the notification area?

I get a lot of notifications from apps. I love the stack exchange email notification update system. it seems like I see a lot of duplicated information. Is there any way it can be fixed so that ...
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Why do links in the registration email not let one log in directly?

See here for the context. Let me explain my steps: I answered a question on Math Stack Exchange using the Guest option, by entering my email (call it [email protected]). My browser crashed, I lost all the ...
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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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Should we be informed that non-SE employees have access to profile info?

I came across this question in which a moderator noted that a user had a "same IP diff email". I was under the impression that our e-mail was only visible to us or used for the purposes ...
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Why does the e-mail notification about a migrated question get sent a day later?

I don't know that this is a "bug", but it certainly feels like one. I just got an e-mail notification about my question being moved to a more appropriate site. Such notifications can be good,...
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Password reset email marked as spam by Gmail

I requested a password reset and today I noticed the email ended up in my spam folder. The "stackoverflow.email" domain did look suspicious to me as well, but maybe there's something you can do to ...
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Careers 2.0 invitation to email address I'm not using with SO - where from?

I just got an email titled "Expanding your Reputation" to my work email address - which, IIRC, I never used on any Stack Exchange site. The email body starts with In recognition of your contributions ...
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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 <[email protected]> To: [email protected] Subject: 1 new ...
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Improve responsiveness and formatting of private beta launch announcement emails

Today I got an email announcing the private beta of Programming Language Design and Implementation. When opening it on the standard Mail app on my iPhone, it seems to be using only 60% of the ...
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Is it possible to exclude specific tags from "Community Digest" E-Mail?

While I think the idea of "xxx Stack Exchange Community Digest" is great and I subscribed to one, I believe it does not take my ignored tags into account. I assumed that ignoring the ...
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Getting two email notifications for the same post matching my filter

I have one filter on Stack Overflow that matches "javamail". Lately I've been getting two email notifications for the same post that matches the filter. This doesn't happen every time, but maybe one ...
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Newsletter email address cannot be changed

Is there a reason that it is not possible to change the mail address used for newsletters? According to a comment in How to change newsletter email? the only way to change it is to unsubscribe all ...
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Area 51 private beta invitation mail contains outdated FAQ

I have a few issues with the Area 51 private beta invitation mail. Q: Who can access the site during the private beta? A: Only the 202 people who committed to it. That's not really true. One can ...
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Incorrect Inbox notification Email

Just got an email from Stack Exchange: However, I'm on Stack Exchange (almost) every day. Is this a bug that it informs me that I haven't looked at my inbox since May?
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I'm getting 'Howdy 22370' in email, even though I do have a nickname defined

I was advised to post it here. Here is the e-mail which I've received from the blog: As you can see, it's using the username/ID. I've checked at my profile at: http://cstheory.blogoverflow.com/...
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Can HTML character entities in plain text emails be replaced?

In a recent tag filter email message, in the plain text part of the message an HTML entity for the horizontal ellipsis appeared at the end of the question preview: I'm trying to just read the exif ...
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Email to top new users has a link to a page that doesn't mention me

I received the following email from StackExchange: Hello, Congratulations -- you are one of the top new Programming Puzzles & Code Golf - Stack Exchange users for the week of May 28 2012! https://...
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How can I troubleshoot email notifications from Stack Exchange sites not working?

I don't get email notifications when people reply to or comment on my questions on any Stack Exchange sites. This behavior is consistent whether I have a Stack Exchange site open in one of my browser ...
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"What should I do next?" instructions in email (regarding question closure) are irrelevant to the OP when OP was one of those who cast the close vote

On Apr 20, 2022, 3:40 AM Indian Standard Time, I received this email from Stack Exchange ([email protected]): This question is off-topic. It is closed and not accepting answers. ...
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