As in per title, is there a way to optionally send an email in plain text instead of HTML?

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    Inbox by Gmail was retired in April, 2019 and is no longer available. – ale Jul 5 at 12:46
  • @ale did you just really comment a question posted on 2016 which is obviously not relevant anymore and nobody is going to look at this anyway? – Federico Ponzi Jul 5 at 12:53
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The only way I found is to not use Inbox for plain text email. For such emails (the git mailing list accepts only plain text emails, for example), I need to switch to using Gmail only to compose plain text emails.

Gmail has this "feature"..

  • Click Compose
  • Click the "More Options" 3-dot icon
  • Select "Plain text mode"

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This is not possible at the moment. The only (remote) option you have is to compose your email and then remove the formatting (available only in the desktop version). I know it’s not even close to being the same, but there is no other option for the time being.

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