Paragraph spacing is ignored when displaying HTML email


Some senders use paragraph top and bottom padding to separate paragraphs in HTML emails, rather than using blank lines. When I receive an email like that, there is no paragraph spacing, so everything is squashed together, which makes it difficult to read.

The email displays correctly in Gmail but not in Mailspring.

To Reproduce…

I don’t have a suitable email client to create such an email myself, but I do receive emails like that from time to time.

Expected Behavior

I expect the paragraphs to be spaced in the way the sender intended.



  • OS and Version: Pop!_OS 20.10
    • Installation Method: Linus (64-bit .deb)
  • Mailspring Version: 1.8.0-8983dca2

Additional Context

The account in Gmail.