Mail app and text encoding?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Halcyon, Mar 9, 2007.

  1. Halcyon macrumors 6502

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    I've switched back from Entourage to Mail and the recipients of my e-mails complain that all letters that have an accent (we're talking foreign language here) show as a square or some other funny/ilegible character in their machines.

    Other Mac users obviously don't have this problem, but all window user do.

    I'm sending my mails as rich text because I need for them to have certain formatting.

    Any ideas? Suggestions?

    TIA

    Halcyon
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    In the Message menu, what Text Encoding are you using? Try toggling between a few to see what works. :)
     
  3. CaptainHaddock macrumors 6502

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    Mine is set to "automatic", and I've never had a problem.* However, you could also try Unicode and ISO Latin 1.

    *Except when sending Japanese messages to cell phones.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, mine's on Automatic too and I've never had a problem, but Apple's Mail app has been known to throw quirky symbols out to PCs running Outlook or Outlook Express if the encoding is a bit off. :(
     
  5. Halcyon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I've send some mail to friends using different settings. I'll wait for their response and comments.

    Thanks
     

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