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How do I send and receive rich text mail on g mail using ipad's safari browser ?

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    Hi


    How do I send and receive rich text mail on g mail using ipads safari browser


    Ps on why do I need this ...... Wy not link the mail acc to iPad's e mail client etc .....
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    I already have one g mail on this iPad e mail client .... My present email ac is my main account and has mail much much more than the 5 mb or so given by iPad etc etc .....
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    Still don't understand why you can't link both to the iPad app, I have four email setup in the mail app.
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    Ok.... What about the space limitations ?

    Further is there a way to send rich text mail from the iPad mail client ? Or ?

    Independent of that is there a way to send rich text mail from gmail using safari web browser ?

    Tia
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    The only answer I've got for you is that now iOS 5 allows you to add in text formatting to your e-mails. You can put in bold, italic and underlined text. To get there, you've got to select a word and then drill through a bit of a hashed up menu system to find the icons. That's the only rich text options I know of ... and, again, they are only in the new iOS 5.

    I should think it would work the same whether you opened the Mail app or had the Mail app opened by pressing the arrow in Safari.

    Hope that helps.

    Marilyn
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    Never come across space limitations, but maybe thats because my accounts are all setup as exchange servers, so the ipad just retrieves emails as and when I need them.

    Just checked the RTF options and they are only available in the mail app, not via composing a new message on mail.google.com in safari.
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    I am ready to go the mail app route

    What are the best ways to do the following

    1. Write a covering letter in rich text or lets call it a formatted covering letter
    2. Enclose a word or xl file ... I do * not * have word or xl programmes in iPad and do not intend spending 100 dollars for that
    3. Send the mail ...with the rich text covering letter and attachment

    repeat .... *How to .... if i go the mail app route , *.... Meaning set up an account that would work on the mail app ....

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