By golly you're right. I didn't even notice that part being missing....I wonder if it has something to do with "Charset: iso-8859-1" that was in the first line of the old version email but is not there now too.
Oh geez, I just took a look at the topic_notify.tpl and the Charset: iso-8859-1 is still in that file but it don't show up in the emails....hmmmm...I guess they fixed the Charset: iso-8859-1 from appearing from somewhere else, which would be a good place to start to look for the problem. Can anyone shed a little light over here? thanks