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authorPaul Mcquade <>2011-08-13 12:34:54 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <>2011-08-13 18:34:03 -0700
commit6989b5bb2f0302d824bfc5a9272e17eef22353cc (patch)
tree3cdf7cbafd561f10ded0fc583ce1c61b233fadca /Documentation
parent1629024668d485d9ee8c5a6c9906b19ffd9a49d9 (diff)
Documentation: email-clients: Add better Thunderbird information
Add better Thunderbird information. Add Thunderbird Registry instructions to: Enable UTF8 & Preformat mode Disable HTML mode Signed-off-by: Paul McQuade <> Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/email-clients.txt b/Documentation/email-clients.txt
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--- a/Documentation/email-clients.txt
+++ b/Documentation/email-clients.txt
@@ -199,18 +199,16 @@ to coerce it into behaving.
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.)
+- Disable HTML Format: Set "mail.identity.id1.compose_html" to "false".
+- Enable "preformat" mode: Set "editor.quotesPreformatted" to "true".
+- Enable UTF8: Set "prefs.converted-to-utf8" to "true".
- Install the "toggle wordwrap" extension. Download the file from: