Reading Email as Plain Text

Well, I havent 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, Ive been able to create a popup login window with a user name and capture a screenshot, however, its not exactly what Im 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. Ive got a trick for you to turn email that looks like:

to email that looks like this:

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

defaults write com.apple.mail PreferPlainText -bool TRUE

Thats all there is to it. And of course, if you change the TRUE to FALSE, youll be back in the world of colorful, formatted messages.

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