[MlMt] Feature Request: Coloring Text in Outgoing Messages
Benny Kjær Nielsen
mailinglist at freron.com
Tue Feb 7 10:18:17 UTC 2012
On 7 Feb 2012, at 9:57, Bob Stern wrote:
> Permit adding color to selected text in outgoing messages.
> Color is very important because it is more conspicuous than bold or
Some receivers (like me) prefer to receive messages without color. Or at
least only the coloring that I configure myself (for quote levels and
emphasized words). Ideally, I believe that the sender of a message
should only decide how the message is structured and what parts should
be emphasized (the semantics), and the receiver should decide how it
looks, e.g., whether an emphasized word should be bold, colored, or
The exception is marketing emails like the ones coming from Apple, but
they are essentially just web pages by email.
> Even Eudora, which lacks a true HTML engine, implements text color.
Sounds interesting, but I assume they do this by generating HTML? This
resembles the handling of Markdown in MailMate which can be used to
emphasize words (and many other things) and optionally generate an HTML
body part. I'm considering allowing the generated HTML to be accompanied
by some default styling which could include colors. That's currently the
best I can offer you as a 'maybe in the future'.
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