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Subject[PATCH] Email-clients: Add better Thunderbird information.
Email-clients: Add better Thunderbird information.

Add Thunderbird Registry instructions to:
Enable UTF8 & Preformat mode
Disable HTML mode

Fwd: From 'linux-doc' mailing list
Signed-off-by: Paul McQuade <>
Documentation/email-clients.txt | 12 +++++-------
1 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)
diff --git a/Documentation/email-clients.txt b/Documentation/email-clients.txt
index a0b58e2..860c29a 100644
--- 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:

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