How To Change Yahoo Mail from HTML to Plain Text

Yahoo Mail is a free web mail service provider that allows its users to customize the format of their email messages. Users can use ‘HTML’ format, wherein HTML codes will be used in composing messages; ‘Rich Text’ format wherein different formatting tools such as font styles, font sizes and font colors are made available; and ‘Plain Text’ format wherein no formatting is allowed and just a basic font face is used. In this article, we will discuss how to change your Yahoo Mail format from HTML to Plain Text.

  1. Open your web browser and log in to your Yahoo Mail. Log in to your Yahoo Mail with your username and password. If you do not have an account yet, simply click on the ‘Sign Up’ button to register with Yahoo Mail.
  2. Change the format of your current outgoing email message to Plain Text. If you only want to change to Plain Text format in just one email message that you will be sending, click on the ‘New’ dropdown from the left hand side of the screen and choose ‘Email Message’. Accomplish the fields ‘To’, ‘Cc” and ‘Subject’ then click on the ‘Plain Text’ option just right below the ‘Subject’ field. You will get a warning advising you that you will lose the ability to format the message, just click ‘OK’. Proceed with composing your Yahoo Mail message then hit ‘Send’ once you are done.
  3. Change the default mail options of your Yahoo Mail for composing Plain Text emails. If you want to be able to send ALL of your Yahoo Mail messages in Plain Text format, click on the ‘Options’ dropdown located on the upper right hand portion of the page. Select ‘Mail Options’ and make sure that the ‘General’ category is highlighted on the left hand pane. You will be presented with different mail options, look for the ‘Mode’ option. There are two choices under the Mode category, namely ‘Compose messages as color and graphics’ and ‘Compose messages as plain text’. Put a mark on the radio button for ‘Compose messages as plain text’. Click on ‘Save Changes’ on the top left when you are done and click on ‘Back to Mail’. Proceed with composing your Yahoo Mail message. Moving forward, all of the messages you will send using your Yahoo Mail will be in Plain Text format. Just go back to ‘Mail Options’ if you want to change the settings back.

Yahoo Mail is very easy to navigate. Just follow the steps outlined above and you will be able to send email messages in Plain Text format using Yahoo Mail. 


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