The problem is simple: They changed the HTML in their emails, and now it's not rendering properly in major mail clients and web-based email systems.
It strongly suggests they didn't do enough QA before the change.
Given that, it makes me nervous that video feeds from my home are being streamed to a company that can't even properly test an HTML change in email. It doesn't give me the warm fuzzies about their ability to secure my data.
Hello duffer303, sorry to hear you are having the same issue that I'm having. It's really frustrating and takes WAY longer to check out each notification the way it is currently working. I speculated in my reply to bagabond that it is a Comcast issue (although Comcast suggested that it is an Outlook issue; this confused me because I have the problem regardless of whether it's Outlook on my home computer or the email app on my smartphone). I do not seem to be having the problem of photos coming through from Comcast with emails from any other sender.
The issue has nothing to do with your ISP. Netgear changed the HTML source code in the emails they send out, and now it doesn't render properly in several major mail clients or web-based email systems.
Great, thank you very much for the info. After seeing your reply I also stumbled onto some other discussions about the same issue (they started last week, but somehow I didn't find them in searching for this topic before I started the discusison thread). Sounds like lots of other people are also concerned about the issue and I saw a message from an Arlo moderator that they are looking into it.
I actually spent an hour plus explaining this in a chat session last week - it was brutal. But, they accepted the case and I got this response this morning. Personal info and reply links have been redacted. Perhaps they do listen to direct chats and if you have phone support maybe you should call. Of course there is no time estimate.
Arlo Support Case # 40891557
Dear Paul Wasson,
Your case has been updated by Arlo Support.
Case #: 40891557
Case Summary: Email format of motion notification changed on Outlook 2010
Update from Arlo:
This is Jesse from Arlo L2 support, I just want to update you regarding on this case. We are currently checking this case with the team since we receive lots of concerns regarding on this issue. We already reported this problem as well and we will update you as soon as we receive a feedback from the appropriate team regarding on this issue.
Thank you for choosing Arlo, have a great day!
L2 Arlo support
@JessicaP using Office365 Version 1905 Build 11629.20196 and Windows 10 Mail Version 16005.11629.201740.0 does not display the preview image or format of the footer with the logo and social media links. It does work with IOS Mail and Outlook for IOS 3.25.0.
I agree ...... it's getiing quite old viewing motions.
Perhaps the community should take the discussion off of this forum and move it to Amazon reviews or whereever you purchased the product. Maybe Netgear would get the urgency of the issue then.
Our development team is still investigating the reports regarding this. We appreciate everyone's patience once again and will update the community once we hear more information from our team. We apologize for any inconvenience given.
Thank you for advising there is an issue and it is being looked at.
As a simple courtesy, could you kindly update the site at https://status.arlo.com/ under the Notifications section?
I shouldn't have to come to the forums to find known issues.
You recently made a change to your email alerting template. It used to show a still shot but longer does in Outlook. Works fine on my phone.
Outlook 2016, latest updates, no setting changes made recently. It definately relates to the template change.
I have been having this same issue. Outlook 2016 and the default Samsung email app on my Galaxy S9 both no longer display the video snapshot in the email. This began with the template change for me as well on May 23rd, 2019.
We have the Arlo Smart Premier plan, 5 basic Arlo cameras, 3 Arlo Pro cameras, and an Arlo Q. Looking at the email notifications (for all 9 of the assorted cameras) I now just see the big blue rectangle on my computer - on my phone, the image actually flashes on the screen too fast to really see, then goes to the blue rectangle, but at least it is trying to get the image! The email notifications are now worthless.... I really miss that preview picture in the email, and hope it is fixed soon!
@JessicaP - can you at least tell us if they are planning to fix this problem so the preview picture will once again come through on the Microsoft Outlook app and others? It has been 3 weeks since this issue was reported. Functionality has been removed since I purchased my Arlo cameras and I will be returning mine to Costco soon if this issue isn't fixed.
Ive been watching this thread for weeks, but looks like there still isn't a fix for this. Are the devs really looking into it for weeks now, could you just roll back to the older emails that were working fine?
Blank area where the snapshot should be is still a valid and clickable link to the video. Changed to Outlook for Android with same gmail account and pictures appear normally.
Our team is still investigating this issue with the reports they're receiving. We appreciate everyone's patience once again and will be sure to update the community once we have any new information from the team.
the missing picture in emails issue has now gone on for almost a month and is beyond ridiculous: Outlook 2016 does not show the picture yet Safari on a Mac or IOS does, and clicking in Outlook 2016 to view in a browser does show the picture in IE.
the picture was visible for years and why you have done something to stop it displaying in late May 2019 is bizzare, as is the failure to put it right
If I read my Emails from a browser like Chrome or FireFox, the preview is there. But using outlook or other Email client/programs I have lost the previews. Not sure why I have to view my Gmail in a browser to see the preview. Gmail is what I use for Email for Arlo related communications.
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