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.
And another item.
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.)
[I'm a reference-style link][Arbitrary case-insensitive reference text]
[You can use numbers for reference-style link definitions]
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):
Reference-style: ![alt text][logo]
back-ticks around it.
Colons can be used to align columns.
|col 3 is||right-aligned||$1600|
|col 2 is||centered||$12|
|zebra stripes||are neat||$1|
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.
Three or more...