#1698 new
Scott Sievert

Markdown rendering when replying to HTML email

Reported by Scott Sievert | February 23rd, 2017 @ 11:06 PM

When I reply to an HTML email, the markdown isn't rendered correctly.

I believe this is when when replying to an HTML email. When I reply to a plain-text email, I don't see this behavior.

Screenshots attached. Filenames describe situations.

Mailmate version 1.9.6 (5347)

Sorry if this is a repeat ticket (brief search taken).

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  • benny

    benny March 1st, 2017 @ 02:58 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “reproduced”

    This is intentional behavior. MailMate is careful about not assuming that something is Markdown when it might not be, because it can lead to unintentional styling. Therefore, by default, quoted text is never assumed to be Markdown unless it's an email explicitly “typed” as markdown.

    You have a point though since when MailMate embeds HTML (which happens when replying/forwarding most HTML emails) then quoted text is still not interpreted to be Markdown. Usually such emails would not have any quoted text which I think makes it a minor issue.

    MailMate also lacks some way to explicitly tell it to allow quoted text to be interpreted something as Markdown on a case-by-case basis.

  • Scott Sievert

    Scott Sievert March 1st, 2017 @ 08:52 PM

    This is a use case I'd like to see (and I nearly resorted to my old client, AirMail).

    If we want this feature, I see two options:

    • Allowing HTML tags to be present in emails
    • Stop processing markdown after the presence some identifier in the draft. I'd like to see an HTML comment, maybe <!-- Mailmate: no markdown below --> or similar.

    I'd like some way to style text in quotes when replying to HTML.

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