First and formost andyr. Welcome to the Discussions.
Here is how you configure your e-mail.
Next you need to always check and make sure that your mail is up to date. Here is the link that explains that.
And last is how you troubleshoot Sending e-mail.
And last, when you start to answer an e-mail You can simply click the Return Key or the Enter Key and it will drop down a space and if you need more than one click it again and it will drop you down 2 spaces.
I hope this is what you were needing.
Here are some notes on colour coding.
Color-coding messages for identification
You can create a rule to automatically color-code messages so they’re easier to identify. For example, your rule can specify that messages from a specific sender have a red background, so you are sure to see them in message lists.
To color-code selected messages in the Message Viewer, choose Format > Show Colors and then select a color. Mail changes the background color of the messages in the list.
Thanks for the welcome Donald. Thanks to both for the infomation as well.
I went into the rules and there is an active one set for "news from apple". Must be some kind of default because I never set that. I went in there and set the color to white background and it worked. I guess I could just uncheck the rule and make it inactive as well, but I didn't try that because the color to white worked.
Lastly, I know I can hit the enter button a few times when I'm replying to emails, but there has to be a way to set a space, two lines would be perfect, between the reply and the previous reply.
I don't know of a way to pre-set the point at which you can start an e-mail reply.
The way I described isn't exactly auto, one could say, but it does the job. You can also start typing at the top and simply add a couple of space bar hits at the end. It sounds a bit crude put like that
Thank you for the star.