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Send Plain Text Messages in Apple Mail

This article applies to: Apple Mail


To configure Mail to send plain text messages by default:

  1. From the Mail menu, select Preferences.
  2. Click Composing in the toolbar.
  3. From the Message Format dropdown list, select Plain Text.
  4. Close the Composing dialog box.

You can switch to Rich Text format for an individual message by choosing Make Rich Text from the Format menu while composing your message.

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