Mail formatting restrictions Reader Ben Rosenthal points out a logical, but confusing, issue with message formatting in OS X's Mail application: You can use OS X's Fonts panel to choose fonts and font formatting, but some of this formatting is stripped before the message reaches the recipient.
The reason for this is that although the text engine used by Mail for composing messages supports all the formatting options in the Fonts panel, the message format -- the format in which the message is sent -- may not. For many users, this can lead to confusing and unexpected behavior. We agree with Ben that if you can't send mail with a particular format -- for example, strikethrough -- Mail shouldn't let you use that format when composing the message.
New/Updated Knowledge Base Articles
- Power Mac G5 audio output options
- About the Mac OS X v10.3.4 Update
- WebObjects 5.2: Upgrading the included OpenBase database
- About the Mac OS X v10.3.4 Update (Combo)
- Mac OS X 10.3: Chart of available Mac OS software updates
- iTunes 4.5 unexpectedly quits when accessing some Internet radio streams
- Encoding video incompatibility with G5 dual-processor
- Mac OS X 10.3: A disc doesn't appear in the Finder after you burn it
- Mac OS X 10.3 (Swedish): Address Book - How to Send SMS Messages Longer Than 68 Characters
- Mac OS X 10.3 Mail: Long Internet URLs in a message may not work
- Mac OS X: Mail unexpectedly quits if Times RO font is installed
- Mac OS X 10.3: Restoring a Mac OS 9 System Folder from a disk image file
- Mac OS X: Preview wants a password to open an unprotected PDF file
- Mac OS X 10.3.3: Retrospect 6 doesn't recognize SCSI tape drive
- Mac OS X: About This Mac "Build" Information
- Mac OS X 10.3.3: USB device, FireWire device, RAID card or SCSI card doesn't work after updating to 10.3.3
- Should I use FireWire or USB to connect iPod with my Mac?