Monospace font for plain text emails
It would be quite nice nice to allow formatting plain text emails' display with a specified font. I usually like to view them with monospaced fonts (like Monaco or Menlo) because for the ones I receive they are often formatted with tables or something (which aren't good in variable width fonts like Helvetica).
Would definitely make Airmail more productive for me!
I'm surprised that this is still not possible (as far as I can tell) in Airmail 3. Conversation with support team also says this is not possible.
All plain text emails are rendered in pre-set font which is not fixed width, making tabular data very hard to read.
What is strange is that the feature to set the plain-text font when COMPOSING an email is there - so clearly the requirement is understood (unless this setting section was just copied direct from Outlook...).
Even Outlook (for as long as I can remember) and on OS-X has allowed to choose the font for plain-text email display, and specifically allow a fixed-width one.
The way that this is set in Outlook is to set the plain-text email composing font, which also affects the way the emails are displayed.
Hopefully a similar change from Airmail would be simple to implement.
Stefan Walter commented
That would be extremely useful - if not necessary - for pre-formatted text mails (like the ones logwatch sends)!
quinn snyder commented
this has always been a huge issue with airmail. i have flirted with it off and on since the 1.x days.
i'd like to take it a step further in that if the email is received as plain text -- the composer should act as a plain-text composer (with appropriate fonts).
if this would be added, i'd completely move away from mac mail.
Same here. Would be greatly appreciated.
Mark Ruys commented
Same here. I like monospaced fonts much better for system mail. In Apple Mail it was the first setting I changed.
That would be really great, especially since I have many Mails from scripts and cronjobs, which are much harder to read with a non monospaced font.
Could this be implemented with a theme variant?
Yijiang Sun commented
Definitely a life-saver