Formatting Plain Text Email.
In this post, we include tips and best practices to make plain text emails easier to read.
It is important to correctly format your plain text emails. When formatted, they display properly in the various email programs used by Subscribers.
Our system can automatically fix some formatting problems with plain text messages.
The paragraphs below include a manually inserted Carriage Return at the end of each line.
This is the first sentence in this
paragraph. Paragraphs may be long
In this paragraph the first line is
indented. Indented and non-indented
sentences are allowed. White space within
the paragraph lines is ignored in
defining paragraphs. Only completely blank
lines are significant.
Use asterisks at the beginning and end of *the passage you want to put in bold face*.
Result: Use asterisks at the beginning and end of the passage you want to put in bold face.
Use underscore characters at the beginning and end of the _underlined passage_.
Result: Use underscore characters at the beginning and end of the underlined passage.
Put a slash character before and after the /italicized passage/.
Result: Put a slash character before and after the italicized passage.
A) Ordered list item
B) Ordered list item
C) Ordered list item
i. Ordered list item
ii. Ordered list item
iii. Ordered list item
iv. Ordered list item
- Keep your emails short. 600 words or less is a good rule of thumb.
- If you have more to say, send readers to your web page.
- Use whitespace appropriately to divide the message.
- Keep your email focused on one idea or message.
- Many short messages are better than 1 long message.
- Break the message into sections with headers. Examples:
The Art of Website Design
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