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Aschroet (talkcontribs)

Hi all, am i right that currently MW does not support that notifications about changes at the watchlisted articles cannot be sent by HTML mail since (1) the MW core does not support that, (2) the Echo extensions does not cover this kind of events and (3) there is no extension does that for me?

Trizek (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hi

I receive my watchlist notifications by HTML emails. That's a core feature, not an Echo one.

Aschroet (talkcontribs)

@Trizek (WMF), merci for you answer. I also see those mail coming from Commons, WP etc. but on my local installation i don't. And actually also in the code i do not find where e. g. the HTML-Links to URLs (<a>...</a>) are created. The i18n files only contain plain text.

Trizek (WMF) (talkcontribs)

I'll forward your questions to the developers. :)

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Roan Kattouw (WMF) (talkcontribs)

HTML email is disabled by default, you have to enable it in your configuration with $wgAllowHTMLEmail = true;

Aschroet (talkcontribs)
Roan Kattouw (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hmm, you're right. I just looked and watchlist emails coming from Wikipedia don't even use HTML email, so I think that means it's probably not available/implemented anywhere. I'm not aware of an extension that would do this for you.

Jdforrester (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Fixing this (by merging Notifications into core, probably) is tracked as Task 15303.

Aschroet (talkcontribs)

@Roan Kattouw (WMF), when i look at my mails from Wikipedia or Commons then they contain clickable links. Or is that added by the Mail client on my phone? Anyway, i wonder why this is not implemented. Everyone expects to be able to click a link that is coming via mail.

@Trizek (WMF), would be helpful to bring light into the darkness.

Roan Kattouw (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Yes, the clickable links are added by your mail client. I just looked at the raw version of a watchlist email I received recently, and it's plain text, no HTML.

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