As designed Activity Summary Email - Smilies shown as bbcode, not images


Well-known member
Affected version
2.2.0 B4
When smilies are used within posts/threads that are part of Activity Summary emails, the smilie is displayed as bbcode instead of its corresponding image.
As per below screenshot, smilie is first and then an emoji. The latter displayed as an image, but not the smilie.

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Jeremy P

XenForo developer
Staff member
This is expected. Smilies aren't parsed in outgoing emails, including watched forums/threads and conversation emails going back to at least XF 2.0. The emoji is being rendered by your operating system font rather than an embedded image.


Well-known member
Smilies aren't parsed in outgoing emails
They should be displayed or stripped, as they're otherwise meaningless.
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