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  • When I receive the reply email notification from MSDN forum on my Hotmail account, the notification message is wrapped in the anchor tag <a target="_blank"> which renders the whole message as a hyperlink with no action performed on click. Here is the screenshot: The text starting from the word "Reply:" till the end of line 5 "You can" is a hyperlink with the following markup:

    <a target="_blank">
            Hi Real, it seems you have more questions? Why not post it and let MVPs know?
        <hr class="ecxsig">
            Please not forget mark your answer, and unmark your disagreed point.
        The Microsoft Developer Network
            You are receiving this email because you subscribed to a forums thread. You can

    Please remove this enclosing anchor tag from the message markup so there is no confusion.

    Also, please verify the view on different clients, such as,, Windows Live Mail, Microsoft Office Outlook etc. Surprisingly, all clients renders the (flawed) markup differently.

    - a citizen of Microsoft Developer Network.

    • Moved by Mike Kinsman Monday, May 21, 2012 2:04 PM Forums issue (From:TechNet Website Feedback)
    • Edited by Real McCoy Friday, August 3, 2012 7:59 AM
    Saturday, May 19, 2012 12:24 AM

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  • Remember, Hotmail insert target="_blank" in all anchor tags, while Gmail insert only in those anchor tags which has href defined. I agree that the body of notification messages should not be wrapped in <a> tag.
    Friday, August 3, 2012 7:05 AM