Email notification about new replies has broken avatar images


#1

Pretty much the title. When I received an email notifying me that someone had replied to me on a thread here, the avatar images were ‘broken’. Example:

I assumed this might be an issue on the forum’s end, so I figured I should post about it here. When attempting to open the broken image in a new tab, it has a 404 page, like this:

If it’s not clear, the email service I use is gmail. I apologise if this issue is already known.


#2

The googleusercontent URL is Google’s image proxy. If you go to the menu dropdown in Gmail and click “Show Original” then you can find the <img> tag in the email.
I just checked a recent email and the img tag is <img src="https://auth.spongepowered.org/avatar/simon816?size=45" title="simon816" width="45" height="45"> which works, but shows the broken image in GMail.
Not sure exactly why that is, some avatars were broken not too long ago so maybe google cached a broken image?


#3

Hmm… opening https://auth.spongepowered.org/avatar/simon816?size=45 gets redirected to https://forums.spongepowered.org/letter_avatar_proxy/v2/letter/s/13f3d2/240.png?s=45. Could that potentially be why it breaks?

Otherwise, yeah. I’d assume Google cached a broken image as well.