Reading Email as Plain Text

Tue, May 13

Well, I haven’t given up on the mission to determine how to capture a screenshot of the login screen in Mac OS X. Read more here. In fact, I’ve been able to create a popup login window with a user name and capture a screenshot, however, it’s not exactly what I’m looking for. More to come…

In the meantime, I want to share a tip if you tire of email messages in iMail where the body of the message has been created in rich text. I’ve got a trick for you to turn email that looks like:

to email that looks like this:

Ah yes, good old plain text. Here’s the trick, from a terminal type the following:

defaults write PreferPlainText -bool TRUE

That’s all there is to it. And of course, if you change the TRUE to FALSE, you’ll be back in the world of colorful, formatted messages.