[nSLUG] Thunderbird and line wrap control

Jack Warkentin jwark at bellaliant.net
Thu Dec 3 16:59:08 AST 2015

Hi D G

I don't use Icedove for email, instead I use the "Mail & Newsgroups" 
component of Iceape (Debian's version of Seamonkey). I have absolutely 
no trouble inserting newlines wherever I want them.

I have found that I like the user interfaces of Iceape/Seamonkey much 
better than those of Firefox and Thunderbird. They provide more control. 
I guess I just got used to the old Netscape Navigator user interfaces.


D G Teed wrote:
> 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
> <mailto: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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