[nSLUG] Thunderbird and line wrap control
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:
> 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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