Is this an annoying bug in Mail? (Yosemite)

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by MacProFreak, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. MacProFreak macrumors regular

    Feb 14, 2013
    I'm not sure if this is the right forum, but here we go:

    When I receive email messages from *some* people, mail does not wrap the text in the preview window area. I have to press reply to be able to get the text to wrap so I can read it. Opening the message with a double click doesn't make it wrap. I am using classic view, where messages appear at the top window, and the message preview is at the bottom.

    How do I make Mail wrap ALL messages, regardless of who sent it and in what format (plain text or rich text)?
  2. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

    Taz Mangus

    Mar 10, 2011
    Not specific to Yosemite as I have seen this type of thing in previous OS X versions, even iOS.
  3. MyopicPaideia macrumors 68000


    Mar 19, 2011
    San Diego, CA
    Do the messages that do not wrap contain pictures, graphics, or HTML signatures that are wider than your viewing window? I know this is the most common reason for the text not wrapping. Sometimes, for reasons I don't know exactly, the text will wrap to the widest point of the email, as defined in the first instance by the widest element, and in the second instance by the width of the view window - this instead of prioritising adhering to the width of the view window above all else.

    Less common is a problem with the HTML formatting or in the case of plain text emails not wrapping, the character encoding not being default that the Mail App (both OS X and iOS) recognises.

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