Are these problems caused by Safari or yahoo mail?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by hajime, May 24, 2010.

  1. hajime macrumors 68030

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    Hello. Usually I open a web browser and then access my yahoo email account. Increasingly, I find that what I typed is not what my recipients received. This creates a bad impression. The letter that appears nicely formatted on my screen have word wrapping and space/line missing problems once I hit the sent button. Is this caused by Safari or yahoo mail? Is there any way to fix such problems? Usually I don't know the problems until I received a reply from my recipients. This is not good especially the mails are sent to important people. If I use Mail which came with Mac OS, will my problems be gone? I would appreciate if you could offer advice. Thanks.

    For example, I typed:

    Dear Apple,

    I bought the Macbook Pro last week. I am very happy
    with the laptop. It is excellent.


    Problem 1: (the empty line under "Dear Apple" disappeared)
    --------------------------------------------------------------------

    Dear Apple,
    I bought the Macbook Pro last week. I am very happy
    with the laptop. It is excellent.



    Problem 2: (the sentence is broken not the way I intended)
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------

    Dear Apple,

    I bought the Macbook Pro last week. I am very happy with
    the laptop.
    It is excellent.


    Problem 3: (Space between "happy" and "with" disappeared.
    Also, the line is supposed to end after "happy")
    --------------------------------------------------------------------

    Dear Apple,

    I bought the Macbook Pro last week. I am very happywith the
    laptop. It is excellent.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    Probably a Yahoo problem. In general it is a waste of time to try and format your e-mails, especially in a web interface (although your "formatting" seems pretty basic).
     
  3. hajime thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I have not used Mail before. If I connect my yahoo account to Mail and then do the typing, will the problem be solved. I am a bit hesitated to use a mail program (such as Mail or Eudora) because I do not prefer to have private emails stored in the HD of a laptop computer. I also want to save HD space. However, if that is the best way to avoid the problems I am having, I should do it.
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

    MisterMe

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    USA
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    Free Yahoo! email accounts do not support POP access. You can use Mail or Eudora only with paid Yahoo! accounts.

    As for your "problem," it is not a problem. This is how email works. As miles01110 said, formatting email is a waste of time. You have no control over how your recipients' email clients will format the messages received from you.
     
  5. hajime thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I have both paid and unpaid yahoo accounts.

    How come I have not received emails from others with the kind of problems I described?
     

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