[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #44030: Remove unnecessary `This email has been sent to ###EMAIL###` from privacy emails.

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Wed May 9 21:44:05 UTC 2018

#44030: Remove unnecessary `This email has been sent to ###EMAIL###` from privacy
 Reporter:  iandunn      |      Owner:  (none)
     Type:  enhancement  |     Status:  new
 Priority:  low          |  Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Mail         |    Version:  trunk
 Severity:  normal       |   Keywords:  gdpr needs-patch
  Focuses:               |
 Several privacy related emails contain a string in the body saying, `This
 email has been sent to ###EMAIL###`. It appears that this was copied from
 the emails that get sent when an email address changes, without
 considering if it made sense in the new context.

 I think that string is appropriate in the original use cases, because
 explicitly calling out the receiving address can help avoid confusion,
 since the address is changing.

 The string is not used in any other emails in Core, though, except for
 some of the new privacy ones from 4.9.6. I think the string is unnecessary
 in the new context, and it's best to remove it.

 The recipient address is already obvious enough from the `To` header, and
 removing unnecessary content will make the messages shorter, and maybe
 even avoid some suspicion from spam filters, which sometimes penalize
 seemingly innocent text, especially if it contains URLs or email

 * wp_privacy_send_personal_data_export_email() - r43012 / #43546.
 * wp_send_user_request() - r42791 / #43443.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/44030>
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