[nSLUG] Thunderbird and line wrap control

D G Teed donald.teed at gmail.com
Thu Dec 3 14:14:44 AST 2015


I thought this was working, but it isn't.  I cannot insert
line breaks where I want.  I'm running the icedove from Debian.

Does anyone else have better luck?

On Fri, Nov 27, 2015 at 10:47 AM, D G Teed <donald.teed at gmail.com> wrote:

>
> I require preformat style in most of what I communicate, and
> I want control over my line wraps.  It has puzzled me
> why I can see the email the way I intend when I send it,
> but others receive it with a line wrap at random points.
> At first I believed it was their client, but when I saw
> one of my Sent items mangled this way, I realized
> it is purely a flaw of Thunderbird.
>
> The option to fix it is hidden in the config variables editor.
>
> The question came up on Serverfault and they linked in
> this answer:
>
>
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Thunderbird#Disable_word_wrapping_in_outgoing_messages
>
> Disable word wrapping in outgoing messages
> Edit -> Preferences -> Advanced -> General -> Config Editor
>
> Set the preference called "mail.wrap_long_lines" to false
>
>
> I think this flaw and fix needs to be better promoted, as we may not
> be aware our emails are sent in such wacky shape.
>
>
>
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