Hello > I have tried /r, /n, \r, \n, //r, //n, %0D%0A … Everything gets printed as is Do you have the code you're using this with? As long as you're using double quotes the newline characters should be parsed. Depending on what you need them for, you may find the wordwrap() function useful. "\n" should work fine, though obviously Microsoft, Apple and *nix each use different EOL characters (I believe \r\n, \r, \n respectively, but check that if its important). Hope that helps Barry  http://www.php.net/wordwrap -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Barney Carroll Sent: 06 April 2009 16:19 To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: [thelist] Line breaks in plain text email Sorry for asking what seems like a letmegooglethatforyou question but after searching in every approachable way, I'm still stumped on this (and please don't just give me what you think is a helpful search string): I am writing a plain text email feedback script and can't seem to get line breaks. I have tried /r, /n, \r, \n, //r, //n, %0D%0A … Everything gets printed as is (except in the case of double slashes, in which case one of them gets escaped). As far as I can see there is no PHP equivalent to writeln or writeLine, which is irritating. Any bright ideas? Regards, Barney Carroll Web designer & front-end developer web: www.clickwork.net mobile: +44 (0) 7594 506 381 home: +44 (0) 118 975 0020 twitter: @barneycarroll -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !