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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: http://i47.tinypic.com/29537o5.png. 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">
        Reply:
        <p>
            Hi Real, it seems you have more questions? Why not post it and let MVPs know?
        </p>
        <hr class="ecxsig">
        <p>
            Please not forget mark your answer, and unmark your disagreed point.
        </p>
        The Microsoft Developer Network
        <p>
            -----------------------------------------------------------------------
        </p>
        <p>
            You are receiving this email because you subscribed to a forums thread. You can
        </p>
    </a>

    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 http://mail.live.com, http://mail.google.com, 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