How to create a plain text email notification

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    Asked on April 07, 2017 at 09:34 AM

    This method doesn't actual generates a plain text email. first the platform just adds html tags, and the eventual email delivered reorganizing the content into a table format. I am attempting to integration submission with a third party platform that requires delivery of email in plain text. Can you confirm that this is not possible?

    This is a re-post of a comment on How to Have Text Only Message Format in Email (Deprecated)

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    Answered on April 07, 2017 at 11:49 AM

    While editing your email notification, you can remove all HTML from the source code section:

    Once all formatting is removed, you can add your text to the body of the email.

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    Answered on April 10, 2017 at 09:38 AM

    Hi David. The problem I encounter is where the html formatting is reinserted. In order to complete the email integration with my third party recipient, i need a plain text email (with multiple rows). 

    Image 1 show the plain text format I need to send. When I OK the code, the display automatically inserts <p> tags converting back to html, removing all rows (Image 2). If i attempt to created the rows in the display ui, it inserts <br> tags.

    This suggests to me that the text is never actually 'plain text', just html text without tags. Once you close the source code window, the platform just reformats to rich text. Am I missing something?

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    Answered on April 10, 2017 at 10:47 AM

    Please don't place your content within the Source Code section. Instead, type it in the actual email body after deleting the entire source code.



    Related guide: How-to-Have-Text-Only-Message-Format-in-Email 

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    Answered on May 03, 2017 at 11:39 AM

    All formatting should be removed when setting up the email as stated above.  The email client displays the email slightly different from the JotForm email editor but the formatting has been removed.  The URL in the contents is being inserted after the fact. 

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    Answered on May 09, 2017 at 09:33 PM

    So hard to make it work.

    I followed precisely the step-by-step and the email arrives as html.


    Subject: (TEST) {form_title} - {nome} Date: Tue, 9 May 2017 21:27:13 -0400 From: JotForm <> Reply-To: JotForm <> Message-ID: <9cae9ee91be3001cc60dc1ca207de98d@localhost.localdomain> X-Priority: 3 X-Related: JotForm User Emails MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit Content-Type: text/html; charset="utf-8"<p>Nome do Projeto: {nomeDo15}</p> <p>Nome: {nome}</p> <p>E-mail: {email6}</p>
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    Answered on May 10, 2017 at 02:52 AM


    I have moved your concern to a separate thread to better assist you. Please follow the thread I have opened in this link:



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    Answered on June 02, 2017 at 11:01 AM

    The link from Christian no longer works. Can someone confirm that it is possible, in your new fancy schmancy interface, to create plain text notifications? Used to be able to just click a button to enter plain text mode. Ahhh, the good old days... smh

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    Answered on June 02, 2017 at 11:24 AM

    The previous thread that was split off was just confirming that it was indeed working on their end.  We checked the users form and none of the tags were present.  The steps described in this thread are still valid for creating a plain text email.

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    Answered on June 15, 2017 at 03:00 PM

    I need a plain text email in order to have my system import and create a record. I am experiencing the same issue in that I do what is instructed. Then send the test email and am told it has rich text formatting. I open the email inside jotform and there's the formatting.

    Note:  I am typing the message in the actual email body after deleting the entire source code.

    No matter what I do I can't get rid of the formatting and keep it gone.








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    Answered on June 15, 2017 at 04:10 PM

    @Rentasota I have moved your question to a thread of its own.  I will address your question in the following thread shortly: