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What the color of the 'send' icon means in Mail Apps
Sometimes when composing a reply to an email in Mail, the send button - the paper plane - turned blue. I've been trying to find out why that was, in the end thinking it was some sort of bug. Until I found out today that a blue plane means you are sending a rich text message, whereas a white plane tells you you are sending a plain text message. Other people have probably found this out months ago, but i thought i would submit this for the slow people amongst us, like me!

[Editor's note: I had never seen a blue "send" plane in Mail, and it took a bit of experimentation to figure out why -- I set the Format option in the Compose section of the Prefs to "Plain text," and unchecked the "Use the same message format as the original" option in the Replying area of the same section. This forces all my messages into plain text mode -- without chaning these options, even switching a message manually to rich text mode had no impact. Once I switched these settings, I indeed saw the blue "send" plane when in rich text mode.]
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Automatic Blue Plane...
Authored by: UltraNurd on Feb 06, '03 04:44:01PM

I've seen the blue plane a few times, and also just assumed it was a weird screen refresh bug, since it only seemed to happen when I switched back to a message window that I'd put behind something else. Does anyone know what causes the switch to RTF? In every blue plane case that I can remember, I was just sending a plain old text message, or at least intended to.

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think of others when sending rtf
Authored by: Tiresias on Feb 06, '03 09:51:41PM

I\'m glad to know there is an option to turn off RTF. A lot of people really hate html or RTF email so if you\'re sending it, be thoughtful of others.

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