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Hi Experts.  I am sending a mail with the following which works correctly

Dim MailBody As string
MailBody = "1" & "2"
WebMail.Send(to:= "fred@google.com", subject:= "Testing the Mail", body:= MailBody)

But I need to format MailBody and cannot get any formatting to work
Not even line breaks

MailBody = "1" &  Environment.NewLine  & "2"

Doesn't work either.

Anyone know how to add line breaks to this?
Also is it possible to do an html mail with webmail?

Many Thanks
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Code in email is basically going to be ignored by email programs and may even trigger a security alert.  As for HTML, each clint has ist own subset that it supports, and in addition the user has the option of blocking anything except text.

If You use any CSS in the email it is guaranteed to fail in many email clients, and gmail in particular will strip out any CSS that does not conform to its stylesheet.

As for adding line breaks, if the text contains line breaks then the client is generally going to render them As long as you are not using HTML.

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Thank you for your reply
You say "if the text contains line breaks then the client is generally going to render them  ".
Do you perhaps know how to add line breaks to the above code?  As you can see, I'm not using HTML
but the line breaks as show above are still not working.
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I don't see anything that looks like a linefeed that is going to be processed as anything by white space if you want HTML in the client to use linbreaks, then you need to use the HTHL break tag <br />

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