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[Feature request] Sending in plaintext only #52

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rossmeissl opened this issue Oct 6, 2017 · 25 comments

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@rossmeissl
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commented Oct 6, 2017

Over at Nylas Mail they made clear they did not intend to support sending in plaintext only. We already have one related request here, but I wanted to give it its own issue.

Is this something Mailspring intends to support?

Does this feature exist in another mail client or tool you use?

Yes, Thunderbird.

@pierrebeaucamp

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commented Oct 17, 2017

This missing feature was a big annoyance with Nylas. Many productivity tools, like Github, Pivotal Tracker or some Helpdesk let you answer to threads over email.

This works well with plaintext email - i.e signatures and previous responses are stripped from the email body. However this always failed when sending HTML Emails from Nylas, which resulted in me spamming various threads and mailing lists.

I would love to see a plaintext only option for composing emails

@Spass1966

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commented Oct 23, 2017

yeah i'm really into this. down with the HTML smog-beast.

@rossmeissl

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commented Oct 23, 2017

@taohansen please +1 the original post!

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@mclang

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commented Jan 5, 2018

Plain text is needed.
I will check mailspring again when sending plain text is supported. And it would be splendid if there would be settings to prefer plain text also when opening incoming mail!

@repat

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commented Mar 6, 2018

I just uninstalled Mailspring again because of this. I just assumed it's a standard feature. Loved the rest though. As soon as it's added, I'll switch from Thunderbird! :)

@rkitover

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commented Apr 18, 2018

Please, please add this, for linux users it's kind of essential. The mailing lists I'm using now outright reject HTML email.

@IvanDelsinne

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commented May 9, 2018

Another ask, I write most, if not all, my emails in plaintext, including signatures.

Sadly, that's the only feature that refrains me from using it.

@perhurt

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commented May 11, 2018

I'd switch to Mailspring in a heartbeat if plaintext was supported. Plaintext is essential for "professional emailers" as it's required by many mailinglists/productivity tools.

@lloydhazlett

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commented May 11, 2018

I would also love to see plaintext composition supported and configurable as the default. Wouldn't miss signature support if it was left out for plaintext initially.

@doprdele

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commented Jun 20, 2018

please plaintext

@IvanDelsinne

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commented Jun 20, 2018

I've decided to try to use Mailspring for some time and I've been forced to stop using it, for the following reasons:

  • No plaintext support
  • No "unified inbox"
  • New email polling only polls for Inboxes, and I haven't found any way to select another folders to poll. I need it because I have a lot of sort rules applied on my emails.
  • Finally, and the most annoying, I sign with the following signature:
Regards,
- A

and every time I tried that, when putting a space after the -, it transformed it into a bullet list.

@mclang

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commented Jun 21, 2018

That - mclang -> bullet list thing is making me crazy also!

Is there anywhere reason why making plain text seems to be such a long haul?

@athei

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commented Dec 4, 2018

Yes this client is essentially useless without plaintext support for everything that is mailing list related. Can we have a status update?

@IvanDelsinne

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commented Dec 4, 2018

Indeed, I think that we should get a status update, since the issue was opened more than one year ago, and we still haven't received any kind of feedback.

@rudolphpienaar

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commented Dec 10, 2018

Two features are keeping mailsrpring from being my everyday client (and preventing me from a pro subscription):

  1. Lack of fixed width font for plaintext email display and sending
  2. Lack of calendar integration
@ljmamoreira

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commented Dec 11, 2018

I really need plaintext email.

@IvanDelsinne

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commented Dec 11, 2018

Looks like they don't care, better to make a fork and build a plaintext-compatible mailspring fork.

@mclang

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commented Jan 7, 2019

They haven't said this will NOT be implemented... I really hope it will so that I can start using Mailspring again fully.

@chipbuster

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commented Jan 10, 2019

Based on #1222 and #1273, it looks like plain text is definitely at least on the map. Personally, I can't wait--Thunderbird is passable, but I look at my Windows and MacOS systems and can't help but feel a pang of jealousy...

@rkitover

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commented Feb 4, 2019

So I use an email client called Geary now, it's beautiful and modern and works perfectly with gmail, supports plaintext and markdown. Also it's not electron.

@StevenMapes

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commented Mar 30, 2019

Having switched to Mailspring from Thunderbird I vastly prefer it but this is a required feature for me as I have clients who have platforms that require plain-text emails to be parsed so I need to ensure I can easily create emails in the format that require for user testing

@walhallaRV

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commented May 16, 2019

Hi,
I gave Mailspring a try (use Thunderbird) and was pretty surprised. Lot's of good things - GRATS! But without writing / reading incoming/outgoing emails it is impossible to use for me!

And without a proper signature ("-- ") it is unusable too. So give us please the option to disable all this HTML-stuff und use emails as we want / need.

Registering and transfering data to the cloud should really be an option too! So, i will uninstall, keep on using TB and will return if / when this simple thing is working.

@tpluscode

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commented May 26, 2019

I interact with old-school mailing lists which prefer plain-text emails. Please add this feature!

@nachopro

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commented Jun 11, 2019

Please, add this feature!

@Gizmo091

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commented Jun 12, 2019

This was the first option that i wanted configure in mailspring. But does not exists :s . So uninstall mailspring and go back to thunderbird :S

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