Enable markdown as a supported editing / formatting language
Enable markdown as a supported editing / formatting language. There are addin's which can do it (like this: https://github.com/mmanela/MarkdownOutlook), but given that other MS technologies are embracing it as well (VSTS), it would be great to be able to work with it.
Even more awesome would be if the original Markdown was preserved in Exchange Server scenarios, so that you could edit a markdown created email in a reply by translating it back to markdown.
This would be helpful for pasting documentation written in Markdown into an email and having it render correctly instead of having to open a program which converts the markdown to HTML and then copying/pasting that.
Christoph Päper commented
Please make any future implementation conform to Commonmark.
Markdown can be used as an input format for HTML mails (MIME Content Type `text/html`) and Microsoft Richtext mails, but it can also be send either as plain text (`text/plain`) or as RFC 7763 Markdown (`text/markdown`). Outlook at least should not show such a Markdown-only email as an empty mail with a text attachment!
Ellis Anderson commented
This would be hugely useful for anyone working in the sciences, dev, or IT. I'm frankly surprised this hasn't already been adopted. Please make so many peoples lives easier. Trying to put code snippets in an e-mail is hazardous currently and the lack of this feature inhibits communication for a slough of sectors.
Eric Horodyski commented
I agree. Of course, I'm a software engineer, but I do plenty of emailing on a daily basis. Being able to convert Markdown into HTML would be a tremendous asset for me.
Yes please! It would be marvelous to be able to both compose and view Markdown in emails as HTML (with a toggle button on the ribbon of course), especially to assist with the formatting of Plain Text emails.
This could also give people behind strict firewalls and such the opportunity to add at least some level of formatting to their emails.
Joel Courtney commented
Oh man, that would be ace!
david sylvestre commented