Can you force mail to send rich text?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Foggy, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. Foggy macrumors 6502a

    Jul 4, 2006
    London, UK
    Ok, sounds an odd request as most people want to turn it off, but our mail server automatically appends a signature depending on the type of message sent. If you send a plain text email it attaches a plain text email and a rich text appends html.

    Whats annoying me is that I have it set to send rich text emails and unless I set some text colour within the image then mail sends it as a plain text email and therefore gets the plain text signature added.

    Any ideas how to force it to send as rich text even if I have just sent a standard text email?
  2. alexthegraham macrumors newbie

    Nov 23, 2010
    Any update?

    I'm trying to figure out the exact same thing. I realize it's been a while, but did you ever find a solution to this?

    Or has anyone else?

    My situation is this:
    My email provider can automatically add a plain text or HTML signature to the bottom of any messages. But since Mac Mail will only send plain text messages if there's no formatting in the body, users will only get the plain text signature. We'd much rather have the HTML signature on each message as it's better looking and easier to read.

    The workaround we've come up with is to add a single white period as everyone's signature - but this is prone to error as people will occasionally delete the period, turn off the signature, etc.
  3. dknightd macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2004
    Make your own signature that uses formatted text. Then let your mail server add its formatted signature. Or, perhaps better, ask your provider not to add anything and just use your own.

    fwiw I prefer text only email messages because I frequently use an email program that does not do formatting. If I see a formatted email from somebody I don't know, I'm likely to just delete it rather than switching to a mail client that supports it. I might not be the only "backward" person out here. Maybe you can make your plain text signature be something useful, and just send plain text?

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