Comment #1 on issue 1784 by chipx86: user setting for plaintext emails
Wrapping issues have been fixed since RC1.
We can't really provide a text-only setting that would make much sense.
There are two reasons for this:
1) A lot of companies use mailing lists instead of e-mailing to individual
users. There's no way to provide a setting that can work in this case. Two
e-mails would need to be sent, and everyone would receive both. Having a
setting would only generate bug reports as to why it doesn't work.
2) When e-mailing to individuals, multiple people will appear on the same
e-mail thread. They may all have different preferences for HTML vs text.
Again, sending two e-mails won't work, because you really would want
everyone involved to end up on the same thread, in case they start
e-mailing each other to take a conversation off Review Board (which does
happen). If we had two separate e-mails sent, we'd have two separate
message IDs, and this would get tricky to deal with.
There is a way to get you what you want, though, and that's by disabling
HTML e-mails in your e-mail client. Review Board sends multi-part e-mails,
with both the new HTML e-mail and the older plain-text e-mail. If you
disable HTML e-mails, you'll just end up with the old-style e-mail, but
without the problems listed above.
Unfortunately, as far as I'm aware, it's usually an all-or-nothing thing.
You can disable HTML e-mails globally, or enable then globally, but not
change this based on some filtering. Maybe you can in some, in which case,
But we can't add this preference. It would only complicate things and, for
most people, solve nothing.
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