|author||Rob Landley <email@example.com>||2011-01-12 17:00:29 -0800|
|committer||Linus Torvalds <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2011-01-13 08:03:15 -0800|
Documentation/email-clients.txt: update Thunderbird docs with wordwrap plugin
Show how to install the "toggle wordwrap" extension in thunderbird. Signed-off-by: Rob Landley <email@example.com> Cc: Randy Dunlap <firstname.lastname@example.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <email@example.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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1 files changed, 23 insertions, 20 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/email-clients.txt b/Documentation/email-clients.txt
index fb12c2248747..a0b58e29f911 100644
@@ -186,26 +186,8 @@ Sylpheed (GUI)
-By default, thunderbird likes to mangle text, but there are ways to
-coerce it into being nice.
-- Under account settings, composition and addressing, uncheck "Compose
- messages in HTML format".
-- Edit your Thunderbird config settings to tell it not to wrap lines:
- user_pref("mailnews.wraplength", 0);
-- Edit your Thunderbird config settings so that it won't use format=flowed:
- user_pref("mailnews.send_plaintext_flowed", false);
-- You need to get Thunderbird into preformat mode:
-. If you compose HTML messages by default, it's not too hard. Just select
- "Preformat" from the drop-down box just under the subject line.
-. If you compose in text by default, you have to tell it to compose a new
- message in HTML (just as a one-off), and then force it from there back to
- text, else it will wrap lines. To do this, use shift-click on the Write
- icon to compose to get HTML compose mode, then select "Preformat" from
- the drop-down box just under the subject line.
+Thunderbird is an Outlook clone that likes to mangle text, but there are ways
+to coerce it into behaving.
- Allows use of an external editor:
The easiest thing to do with Thunderbird and patches is to use an
@@ -215,6 +197,27 @@ coerce it into being nice.
View->Toolbars->Customize... and finally just click on it when in the
+To beat some sense out of the internal editor, do this:
+- Under account settings, composition and addressing, uncheck "Compose
+ messages in HTML format".
+- Edit your Thunderbird config settings so that it won't use format=flowed.
+ Go to "edit->preferences->advanced->config editor" to bring up the
+ thunderbird's registry editor, and set "mailnews.send_plaintext_flowed" to
+- Enable "preformat" mode: Shft-click on the Write icon to bring up the HTML
+ composer, select "Preformat" from the drop-down box just under the subject
+ line, then close the message without saving. (This setting also applies to
+ the text composer, but the only control for it is in the HTML composer.)
+- Install the "toggle wordwrap" extension. Download the file from:
+ Then go to "tools->add ons", select "install" at the bottom of the screen,
+ and browse to where you saved the .xul file. This adds an "Enable
+ Wordwrap" entry under the Options menu of the message composer.