Fixed Special characters in Board Title get converted to HTML in subject of outbound email

Affected version
2.1.6 Patch 1


Well-known member

I noticed that if the Board Title (Admin CP > Setup > Options > Basic Board Information) contains an ampersand, the ampersand is converted into '&' in the subject of the email sent out as an outbound email test (Admin CP > Tools).

After some experimentation, I've actually noticed that other special characters are also converted into HTML in the subject of outbound email.


For a board with the title "Joe & Jane's forum", the email sent out will have the subject "Outbound email test from Joe & Jane's forum".

XF Bug Bot

XenForo bug fixer bot
Staff member
Thank you for reporting this issue, it has now been resolved. We are aiming to include any changes that have been made in a future XF release (2.1.7).

Change log:
Do not escape outbound email test subject phrase
There may be a delay before changes are rolled out to the XenForo Community.