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Whenever I forward an e-mail it is often "re formatted?" to have weird spacing included that wasn't there before. It makes them difficult to read and the really strange thing is that I can't tell that it has happened until a recipient tells me so. What is the cause and what can I do about it? Thank you, Orville

Hello Orville,

thanks for your question.

There is nothing you can do about it really as it's beyond your control. The weird spacing you mean, are usually > signs to refer an older email below. This is pretty normal.

Weird spacing and defacing can happen due to the fact that some providers do not like HTML or Rich text formatted emauls much and so remove some info. Your provider should have an option to send emails in plain text format, means just raw text without any formatting, then the spacing problem at the receiver should not happen.

Hope this helps!
All the best!


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Joerg Droege


I did an education as a Management Assistant in Informatics, I am using the Opera browser since year 2000 & the M2 email client since 2004. I will do my best to answer also other email related questions and email client settings related, etc. But please no Outlook or Outlook Express questions, since I do not use that. (But if you really want to ask in that field, I will sure do try my best to answer your question nicely and correctly anyway :) ). This includes but is not limited to web based email or whatever comes to your mind.


I am a Management Assistant in Informatics education which was done under the control of the CCI (Chamber of Commerce and Industry). And had to solve various PC, email and other related problems. Using computers since 1990.

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