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How do I send email in plain text rather than HTML in my email client?

How do I send email in plain text rather than HTML in my email client?

For various reasons, I often have to help friends and family to send email in plain text rather than HTML. However, many of them use email clients that I'm not familiar with, forcing me to search the internet, read help files, or click randomly through dialogs looking for the setting. I've often wished there was a single page that included instructions for changing this setting for every popular email client.

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Guest [Entry]

"Thunderbird

Go to Tools -> Account Settings, and under your account choose Composition and Addressing. Uncheck Compose messages in HTML format.

Repeat for all accounts you have, then click OK.

Oh, and I also have an ASCII Ribbon Campaign link in my .signature too."
Guest [Entry]

"Mac OS X Mail:

Open Mail.
Go to Mail > Preferences...
Click on the Composing tab.
Modify the Message Format drop-down box. Choices are Rich Text and Plain Text.

This works for Mail version 2.1.3 (753.1) on OS X 10.4 (Tiger), and probably most other versions of Mail."
"Mac OS X Mail:

Open Mail.
Go to Mail > Preferences...
Click on the Composing tab.
Modify the Message Format drop-down box. Choices are Rich Text and Plain Text.

This works for Mail version 2.1.3 (753.1) on OS X 10.4 (Tiger), and probably most other versions of Mail."
Guest [Entry]

"Evolution

Evolution has an option to select 'plain text' or 'HTML' on each email, as shown in the new mail message window in the Evolution user guide. There is also a configuration option (under 'Edit -> Prefences -> Composer Preferences') to set the default format to HTML. The same location has a setting for default character set.

General

You might like tor look at the ASCII Ribbon Campaign that, half seriously, campaigns for ASCII attachments rather than HTML."
Guest [Entry]

"Windows Live Mail

Go to Tools > Options and click on the Send tab. Under the Mail Sending Format section, select Plain Text. Click OK."