Fixed Emoticons don't show up in emails...

Liam W

Well-known member
May not be a bug, but just ignoring content isn't a good thing.

When an email is sent out containing the text of the content is was sent out for, any emoticons are completely missed out.

The emoticon or at least the replacement text should be included in the email.


Liam W

Well-known member
If you're using a sprite, that is to be expected.
Indeed, but just missing out content completely shouldn't. If it isn't going to be included, it shouldn't be replaced at all when sending the email.

Context can be missed without the emoticon - they're quite important.


XenForo developer
Staff member
We actually had full code to support this, but it seems that clients don't support it, likely because sprite smilies require a background image. In a quick Thunderbird test, I was actually getting the alt text to display which was ideal since it was the smilie replacement. However, Gmail actually displayed the clear image meaning nothing appeared to display (no background). (Thunderbird may have done that in other circumstances.)

As such, I've disabled parsing them in HTML email now.