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Bug 13303 - Implement HTML e-mail support in MediaWiki
Implement HTML e-mail support in MediaWiki
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Email (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: patch, patch-need-review
Depends on:
Blocks: 1932
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Reported: 2008-03-09 19:24 UTC by Duncan Harris
Modified: 2014-09-24 00:52 UTC (History)
10 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Duncan Harris 2008-03-09 19:24:30 UTC
There should be an option to receive emails in either plain text or html format.

Receiving emails in html format would allow the sender to use wiki markup to help convey his message across.
Comment 1 MZMcBride 2011-05-30 21:02:00 UTC
I'm expanding this bug as I can't find one to match the underlying issue. As far as I remember, MediaWiki doesn't support HTML e-mail at all at the moment. That needs to be addressed. Then user preferences and such can be implemented and adjusted.

As such, I'm changing the bug summary from "Option - receive email in html format" to "Implement HTML e-mail support in MediaWiki".

Tim Starling expounded the virtues of HTML e-mail in this mailing list post: <>.
Comment 2 Vitaliy Filippov 2011-06-06 14:45:22 UTC
HTML email is rather simple to implement, we have it in our Mediawiki4Intranet (
Patch + extension (for 1.16.2) to think about are:
(the latter also enables user preference to send diffs inside HTML emails)
Comment 3 Bawolff (Brian Wolff) 2011-12-13 19:13:42 UTC
Wasn't there some issue involving bidi stuff that html email would also fix? (Can't seem to find any bugs for it though)
Comment 4 Platonides 2011-12-13 21:11:24 UTC
That's on the above linked mail:
"Plain text email is problematic to use with bidirectional languages
such as Hebrew, since unlike everything else on the Internet, it uses
visual order by default, instead of logical order. MediaWiki does not
support visual order."
Comment 5 Daniel Friesen 2011-12-14 02:31:40 UTC
Emails can have multiple types. Why don't we send two parts by default (text/plain and text/html) and have a "Don't send me html in emails" preference for those obsessed with never seeing the text/html.
Comment 6 Sumana Harihareswara 2012-05-16 20:51:06 UTC
Vitality, I suggest you submit that patch directly into Git, our source control system. You can do that with developer access:  That way it'll get reviewed
Comment 7 Nemo 2012-07-26 15:11:39 UTC
I don't remember if this is the main bug about HTML emails, anyway it's supposedly going to be addressed by
Comment 8 MZMcBride 2013-05-16 19:23:55 UTC
(In reply to comment #7)
> I don't remember if this is the main bug about HTML emails, anyway it's
> supposedly going to be addressed by [[mw:Echo (Notifications)]].

Yes, I hear Luke W. is working on this.
Comment 9 Gerrit Notification Bot 2014-03-13 12:28:20 UTC
Change 115399 had a related patch set uploaded by 01tonythomas:
Implementing HTML Email

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