Markdown Substitutions

Markdown is a lightweight markup language that you can use to add formatting elements to plaintext text documents. Mimestream supports “markdown substitutions” in the composing editor, replacing markdown formatting as you type with the HTML equivalent.

Supported Substitutions

When substitutions are made, they can be reverted by via the standard Undo command (+Z).

Disabling Markdown substitutions

To permanently disable Markdown substitutions from occurring:

  1. Open a new compose window
  2. Click on the body field to focus input
  3. Using the top main menu, select Edit > Substitutions and uncheck Markdown to disable all Markdown substitutions except for List substitutions. To disable List substitutions, uncheck Smart Lists.