Third party 1.1 Some emails trigger ActiveX and cannot be opened

Jake Bunce

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Staff member
I can't imagine any reason for using activex in notification emails.

Can you post the source code of the email? And check the watched_thread_reply_email_html phrase:

Admin CP -> Appearance -> Search Phrases


XenForo moderator
Staff member
That's an email from this site, so he won't be able to check that phrase.

Looks like the problem is specific to 1.1 since post content was added to emails.


Well-known member
I am still getting this ActiveX warning on some email notifications:

Email Header/source:

Authentication-Results:; sender-id=temperror (sender IP is; dkim=none; x-hmca=none
X-Message-Status: n:0:n
X-SID-PRA: XenForo Community <>
X-DKIM-Result: None
X-Message-Delivery: Vj0xLjE7dXM9MDtsPTA7YT0xO0Q9MTtTQ0w9MA==
X-Message-Info: JGTYoYF78jGuESsWr17bNH/t9kHibkORzm93T/kZPBkNyJH7ymIQASbwy8M5Jgg724kS7wSe8dx3vrO7cZSYGSuhzOn0Ia/Y01AbNLTRbXJToWC9ofh+UFC9+rvEuvuNqZ7GJkTvrok=
Received: from ([]) by with Microsoft SMTPSVC(6.0.3790.4675);
    Fri, 16 Sep 2011 20:39:13 -0700
Received: by (Postfix, from userid 48)
    id 9F5646E0C24; Fri, 16 Sep 2011 22:39:13 -0500 (CDT)
To: Dodgeboard <removed>
Subject: Reply to Watched Thread: Testing ActiveX error - Please reply to this thread
X-PHP-Originating-Script: 0:Sendmail.php
From: XenForo Community <>
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2011 03:39:13 +0000
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
MIME-Version: 1.0
Message-Id: <>
X-OriginalArrivalTime: 17 Sep 2011 03:39:14.0009 (UTC) FILETIME=[5E987C90:01CC74EB]

Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

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receive any further emails about this thread until you have read the ne=
w messages.=0A=0A-------------------------------------------------------=
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atch the thread "Testing ActiveX error - Please reply to this thread" at=
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