Restore ‘Show plain text alternative’

December 24, 2013 / A lot could be said about, but for now at least fix the missing plain text option.

Apple removed the ability to view plaintext alternatives in the latest version of Mail. This is silly.

Please use Mail > Provide Mail Feedback to ask the Mac OSX Team to restore “Show plain text alternative” as a menu item and via Command-Option-P in the Mavericks version of

[message to Apple]

I added it to a recent Apple Store survey for good measure.

[another message to Apple]

Update – Feb. 25: See also: Mail improvements in OS X 10.9.2 by Joe Kissell.

2 responses

  1. MPC

    I have also done this, hopefully this page will prompt others to follow. There has been (and continues to be) a lot of discussion on the Apple forums – but sadly no fix yet

    February 24th, 2014 at 12:48 pm #

  2. dahacouk

    What a shame!

    June 30th, 2016 at 7:11 am #

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