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Sending HTML email

asked 2014-01-01 12:46:41 +0200

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Apparently every time I forward or reply to a HTML email, the mail is converted to text-only, even if the original mail did not contain a text/plain alternative body.

Makes it hard to respond to (or forward) emails that rely on inline formatting.

Maintaining the original appearance of the mail is a must (if HTML, keep HTML / if text, keep text). It's okay if composing a new email is text-only, though there should probably be a toggle for this as well, some people may want to send HTML emails by default.

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Composing new mails should default to text only (html ist for websites, not for email :-) ).

Cmdr_Zod ( 2014-01-04 01:36:22 +0200 )edit

@Cmdr_Zod different people have different needs ;) (though I would personally also prefer text-only composing...)

ziller ( 2014-01-04 01:50:05 +0200 )edit

I would like to be able to configure it. Not only for composing/sending mail, but also for receiving (reading) mails. I asked a question for that as well. See: Configure Message Display in Mail app

naytsyrhc ( 2014-01-08 16:18:12 +0200 )edit

We seem to still have this issue! And to me, the failing forwarding seems like a bug, not a feature request.

AnaT ( 2015-09-28 21:45:31 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-01-09 12:16:22 +0200

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Add settings (e.g. via Pulley Menu) composing mails to toggle between plain text/html composition. Maybe add settings to Mail app for default behaviour. As ziller suggested default behaviour could also be dependend on mail that one replies to (if HTML, keep HTML / if text, keep text).

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Hi naytsyrhc, I think this is a suggestion, not an answer.

damourti ( 2014-01-09 12:20:35 +0200 )edit

I said the same to someone else on another topic and he told me, that we are supposed to do so in order to get voted for such suggestions. I wouldn't have dared to answer with this just a suggestion, if it was not his comment that let me rethink about it (see: here)

naytsyrhc ( 2014-01-09 12:24:10 +0200 )edit

If configurable, I'd rather like the approach some desktop clients take (take a look at Evolution for instance). In preferences you have only "Default behaviour: HTML yes/no" and then an option during composing to turn the message into text (or HTML).

ziller ( 2014-01-12 11:54:34 +0200 )edit
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Asked: 2014-01-01 12:46:41 +0200

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