Composing emails in normal mode or plain text mode

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Proton Mail settings

Proton Mail allows you to write your emails in normal mode or plain text mode. Normal mode refers to regular text that you can apply formatting options to, while plain text mode refers to text without any formatting options.

This article will show you how to set the default mode in your composer and switch between the two.

Setting a default composer mode 

1. Go to Settings at the top right and click on Go to settings.

Go to settings option

2. Click Messages and composing in the sidebar. Under the Composing section, you can switch between Normal mode and Plain text mode by clicking on the Composer mode dropdown menu. Your default mode should now be updated.

Composer mode dropdown menu

Switching between the two modes in the composer

1. You can also switch between Normal and Plain text mode (or vice versa) while writing an email. Click on the three dots (…) button at the top right of the composer to change your setting.

Normal and plain text options in the composer

Right-to-left mode

If you want to write an email in a right-to-left language, you can activate this feature in the composer.

You can only use this mode when a right-to-left language is installed and enabled in your operating system.

Note that the Right-to-Left mode cannot be enabled when you are writing an email in Plain text mode.

1. Open the email composer. Click on the three dots (…) button at the top right and select Right to Left.

Option to choose left-to-right or right-to-left settings

Setting a default composer text direction

You can also set a default composer text direction in your Proton Mail account.

1. Go to Settings at the top right and click on Go to settings.

Go to settings option

2. Click Messages and composing in the sidebar. Under the Composing section, choose Right to Left in the Composer text direction dropdown menu. You can now write emails in a right-to-left language.

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