Some useful information -- that might have escaped your notice.
We have enabled a message format tool bar that allows you to add bold, italics, links and other useful modifcations to your messages. However, you will need to turn on this tool bar to use it.
If you haven't seen this tool bar yet, once you are logged in click on the "User CP" on the left side of the green navigation bar. Then click> Edit Options -> Message Editor Interface -> Enhanced Interface -
At this point you have three options -- A standard tool bar, An enhanced formatting tool bar and a Full WYSIWYG Editor