Emphasis, aka italics, with asterisks or underscores.
Strong emphasis, aka bold, with asterisks or underscores.
Combined emphasis with asterisks and underscores.
Strikethrough uses two tildes.
⋅⋅⋅You can have properly indented paragraphs within list items. Notice the blank line above, and the leading spaces (at least one, but we'll use three here to also align the raw Markdown).
⋅⋅⋅To have a line break without a paragraph, you will need to use two trailing spaces.⋅⋅ ⋅⋅⋅Note that this line is separate, but within the same paragraph.⋅⋅ ⋅⋅⋅(This is contrary to the typical GFM line break behaviour, where trailing spaces are not required.)
Unordered list can use asterisks
Or leave it empty and use the link text itself.
Some text to show that the reference links can follow later.
Here's our logo (hover to see the title text):
s = "Python syntax highlighting" print s
No language indicated, so no syntax highlighting. But let's throw in a <b>tag</b>.
Colons can be used to align columns.
|col 3 is||right-aligned||$1600|
|col 2 is||centered||$12|
|zebra stripes||are neat||$1|
There must be at least 3 dashes separating each header cell. The outer pipes (|) are optional, and you don't need to make the raw Markdown line up prettily. You can also use inline Markdown.
Blockquotes are very handy in email to emulate reply text. This line is part of the same quote.
This is a very long line that will still be quoted properly when it wraps. Oh boy let's keep writing to make sure this is long enough to actually wrap for everyone. Oh, you can put Markdown into a blockquote.
Here's a line for us to start with.
This line is separated from the one above by two newlines, so it will be a separate paragraph.
This line is also a separate paragraph, but... This line is only separated by a single newline, so it's a separate line in the same paragraph.