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I think just plain old typing in whatever font is what they are saying. Whenever you start bolding, colors, different setups, actually formatting, others don't have the same setups and therefore the email is all screwie. Screwie is a technical term. Can you send the email in an attachment in case you need to format for emphasis???
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plain text gets rid of html and all the fancy stuff... if something is formatted it is stripped of its coding in plain text which is why it doesn't look as nice when you read it
Thanks Tonichelle , but I guess my real question is how do I create plain text in an ordinary email so that it looks OK when it arrives at the other end? I send emails via AOL. It doesn't seem to matter which font I use (though haven't tried Lucida) as when it gets sent it just gets butchered and looks a complete mess and very unprofessional.
Do you have AOL installed on your computer, or are you accessing it through their web page? Here is a discussion of how to format your computer for plain text with different versions of AOL.
With some versions you can't do it at all, and depending on the version, there are different hoops that you have to jump through.
As I understand it, the problem is more with the recipient, if they can't properly display all the HTML bells and whistles. It is kind of surprising that this is still a problem, as ubiquitous as standard HTML code is these days. (Does Golden State display properly on your computer?)