Great new mail notifications. THNX MacRumors!

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  1. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

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    Received a new mail notification. Looks great.

    Thanks MR! :cool:

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  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Yep, they are nice looking, adds a nice level of polish :)
     
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    They're easier to read over the plain text emails from before too.
     
  4. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Where can I find the quote notification add-on that you use here? I would like to use it where I admin. Can someone please pm me the information?
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    Submit a contact us link and an admin will reach out to discuss this with you.
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    We're almost done tweaking the notification messages. We intend them to be concise and easy to read, to give you the maximum convenience.
     
  9. arn macrumors god

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    They should be better now on mobile.

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  10. maflynn Moderator

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    Don't thank me, thank arn and the admins - I'm just a lowly moderator :)
     
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    They actually do look rather attractive; more to the point, they are clear and legible, which is an even bigger bonus. Well done, and thanks.
     
  12. Donka macrumors 68020

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    These new notifications are coming through without a link - the url is just plain text which means I can't click in the link to open up the thread. This is happening on all my email clients - IOS or desktop.
    Any ideas? This has just been since the new notifications came out.
     
  13. arn macrumors god

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    Hey Donka,

    I believe iOS and OS X should auto detect urls to click. It does on mine. We can make them explicit links if it's a problem.

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  15. Donka macrumors 68020

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    I'm not sure what is going on. I thought it may have been a Chrome thing because it was the same with Chrome on my Works laptop but just tried Safari on the iPad and it is the same - see attached.
     

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  16. Donka macrumors 68020

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    Ah, looks like this is only happening to webmail. Opened the email in the mail client and it has the valid URL link. Any idea why this will have changed for webmail as it's been working fine for years until this notification change?
     
  17. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    I used the contact link you provided (2 days ago) and I haven't been contacted by an admin, yet.
     
  18. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    Sometimes it takes several days before you hear a response via that method. We ask that you be patient, and be assured that you will receive a response. :)
     
  19. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Thank you. :) I will wait my turn.
     
  20. Shrink macrumors G3

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    I like the new format...easily identifiable, clean, and easy to read.

    Thanks to arn and the other folks involved!:D
     
  21. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I don't use notification, but these new ones look great!

    The old ones were kind of bland.
     
  22. englishman macrumors 6502a

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    URL plain text not clickable

    As others have stated any chance of making the urls clickable again rather than plain text

    The formatting makes it look like a phishing scam
     
  23. maflynn Moderator

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    They show up as URLS for me.

    What mail app are you using?
     
  24. arn macrumors god

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    seems some email clients don't auto-link urls. I've wrapped the url of the subscription notification email in a link tag.

    let me know if that works for you, and I'll extend it to the others.

    arn
     
  25. englishman macrumors 6502a

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    Hi - It is odd. My main browser is FFox (OSX or W7) and it happened in both (yahoo mail).

    But I noticed yesterday on my Android phone using the Android mail client 1 out of 2 of the notifications had the link - 6.46 uk time one not working - the later 8.01 uk time worked.

    Just noticed that in FFox the later one is working now too.

    Good stuff. :)
     

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