Creating a TXT file

Plain text is a public, standardized, and universally readable document and file format. That’s why we selected this format for our interactive e-mail validation thru DeBounce dashboard! Using plain text instead of bit-streams to explicit markup makes them in large part resistant to system architecture incompatibilities.

Earlier than uploading the file containing the e-mail addresses, you or your sub-accounts simply need to comply with these commands:

  • Your file extension has to be the .txt document type;
  • Your file has to include only the e-mail addresses to validate – one per line – with no additional characters included;
  • Your file size needs to be lower than 5MB. However, you could effortlessly work around this limitation by means of simply splitting big lists into multiple smaller items.

What is a Plain Text format (.txt) File?

TXT is a file extension for a text file, used by a variety of text editors. Text is a human-readable sequence of characters and the words they form that can be encoded into computer-readable formats. There is no standard definition of a text file, though there are several common formats, including ASCII (a cross-platform format), and ANSI (used on DOS and Windows platforms).

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How to Create a text (.txt) File?

You can create a text file on your computer with a text editor. An example of a text editor is Notepad, which is included with Microsoft Windows. The following section includes instructions for three of the most used ones – Windows, macOS, and Ubuntu.

Ms Windows: Notepad

The easiest way to create a text file in Windows is to open up the Notepad software program on your computer. The Notepad is a text editor included with Microsoft Windows. The Windows Notepad program can be found by following either of the steps below:

  • Click Start
  • In the Run or Search box, type Notepad and press enter.


  • Click Start
  • Open All Programs → Accessories, then click on the Notepad shortcut.

Once Notepad is open, you may create and store your new .txt file!

Mac: TextEdit

TextEdit is an application on every Mac that you can use to create and edit text files. It’s included with all versions of macOS and OS X. Find TextEdit in the Applications folder on your Mac computer. By default, it creates formatted documents saved in rich text format, but you can use it to create a plain text file on a Mac. To do so, launch the program, click the “Format” menu and select “Make Plain Text.” Use the “Open” command in the “File” menu to find, open and edit existing text documents.

Ubuntu: gEdit

gEdit is a Linux text editor commonly deployed as part of the GNOME desktop environment. If it is not included in your Ubuntu system, you can install this software by either selecting gedit in Synaptic (System → Administration → Synaptic Package Manager) or by typing the following command on your Terminal (or ALT+F2):

  • sudo apt-get install gedit

After installation, you will be able to open gEdit by going to Applications → Accessories → Text Editor and start editing and saving new .txt files.

Please Note:

These suggestions are for applications covered with an operating system, however, you may additionally download and deploy different text editors (e.g. Notepad++ on windows or Bluefish / NEdit on Linux) which might be usually more powerful. furthermore, you may also create a text file using every other word processing software program including Microsoft word, and – while saving the file – change the document type to plain text and ensure the file extension is .txt.

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