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I was wondering, how should I refer to the plural of an email body?

Obviously what pops to mind is bodies.

However as it's an HTML email that I'm describing, the body is actually the content of a <body></body> markup element (and it's being written in a moderately technical context), so something more like "body"s feels more technically correct.

Is there a standard way to describe these?

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"bodys" just seems wrong, regardless of context.

I would say that if you are talking about the body of the email, generally, then say "email bodies" for example, as the plural. If you're talking about the body tag, which is a component of the html version of the email, then say body tags as the plural.

This page refers to "headers and bodies" when talking about the structure of emails, you could take that as evidence that it's acceptable to do so.

http://ccm.net/contents/117-structure-of-an-email-headers-and-bodies

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