[Users] Using colors in compose message

Brad Rogers brad at fineby.me.uk
Sat Dec 10 10:25:02 CET 2011

On Fri, 9 Dec 2011 23:10:19 -0800
Thomas Taylor <linxt at comcast.net> wrote:

Hello Thomas,

> How does one go about highlighting a selection when composing a
> message?  I occasionally wish to emphasize a few words in a message
> I'm sending in some color besides black.

Use of *, / and _ are the traditional methods for emphasis in email, in
pairs, around the word(s) you wish to emphasise.  Where * is used to
indicate bold, / for italics, and _ for underlined text.

> I suspect this has to do with some escape code around the words to be
> emphasized but haven't been able to find it in the FAQs or list.

If you want to use actual colours, you'll need to install suitable
plugins, if they exist.  Even then, it relies on the recipient having
something that will interpret what you send correctly.

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        / _)rad        never immediately apparent"
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