I did a bit of experimenting and there doesn't seem to be any way of doing that. Replies, however, seem to retain the text encoding of the original message. If you reply to a Korean email, are your messages received correctly? I guess your only other alternative would be to compose a message in a text editor, save it as RTF and attach it to your emails. On Sunday, January 12, 2003, at 12:30 PM, godfatherK wrote: > That's one of the things that puzzle me. > When I compose a new email in Mail, there is no way for me to choose > the text encoding method. Everything option under menu command > Format>Text Encoding is grayed out. > > On Saturday, January 11, 2003, at 09:15 PM, James S Jones wrote: > >> Is it safe to assume that you use Korean (Windows, DOS) text encoding >> for your message?