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Creating custom plain-text alternatives

It is a good idea to include a plain-text version of your message for recipients that cannot (or do not want to) view HTML emails. Direct Mail automatically creates a plain-text alternative for you, but you can override that and create your own. Here's how:

  1. Go to the Messages tab.
  2. Select the message you want to edit.
  3. Choose Message > Content Type > Use Custom Plain-Text Alternative (or click the "A" button at the bottom of the window).

You can preview what your plain-text version will look like using the Preview window. Choose Message > Preview Message from the menu bar, then click the "A" icon in the toolbar.

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