When composing an email it can often become a struggle when inserting content from multiple different resources. Varying styles and formats used can cause visual issues when composing an email, plain text mode was designed to alleviate these issues. When using plain text mode all formatting, inline images, and table styling will be removed and only the plain text will remain.
Compose a new message
To start using plain text mode, you need to open a compose window and click on the Enter Plain Text Mode icon found in the formatting toolbar. This allows you to compose a new message without any formatting.
Once you have added all content to the email you can switch out of plain text mode by clicking the same Plain Text Mode button used to enter the mode. Now that you have switched out of this mode you can apply any formatting, table styling, or inline images desired.
Convert a message to plain text
After adding content from another resource or replying to an email containing lots of styling you may encounter issues with editing the content or changing the format. In this case you can convert the entire message to plain text mode removing all formatting, table styling, and inline images. This process allows you to continue editing the email once complete you can add any desired formatting to the content. To convert an existing draft or reply you can follow these steps:
- Open the existing draft or reply to an existing email.
- Click on Enter Plain Text Mode.
- A confirmation box will appear "Convert this email to plain text?" with the Note: Selecting plain text will remove all text formatting from this message. You will lose all text styles, formatting properties, and images within the body. This cannot be undone. Switch back to rich text mode to add styling within the composer.
- Click on Convert. You have the option to click "Do not ask me again" to prevent this prompt in the future.
- Once the message has been converted, you can click on Exit Plain Text Mode.
- Apply necessary changes and formatting to the whole message as necessary.