Thunderbird default email reply. Kubuntu 8.04 KDE 3.5.9

Art Alexion art.alexion at
Sat Sep 27 14:24:20 BST 2008

It has been years since I used thunderbird, but I recall a setting  
where mail composed with formatting was sent as HTML but those without  
were sent as plain text.


Art Alexion
Sent unsigned from an iPod. That's the reason for the top posting as  

On Sep 26, 2008, at 1:59 PM, Ignazio Palmisano <ignazio_io at>  

> Art Alexion wrote:
>> On Friday 26 September 2008 1:40:46 pm Steven Vollom wrote:
>>> Most everyone I write emails to has HTML receiving capability.  Is  
>>> there
>>> a way to make HTML the default when writing an email.
>>> Each time I send, I have to click on the HTML option.  I would  
>>> prefer
>>> HTML then the ability to chose the other selections.
>> It is best if you do not use HTML mail on technical mailing lists.   
>> You
>> probably shouldn't use it on any mailing list, but it will be  
>> tolerated
>> better on, say, a motorcycle list, than a Linux list.
> True, many people on mailing lists will complain (maybe "most  
> everyone I
> write emails to" did not include this list :) ), but in TB it's  
> possible
> to set which recipients will only accept plain text. To configure this
> stuff:
> TB -> preferences -> composition -> general -> send options
> and there you see which domains accept (i.e. TB will send in a  
> specific
> format) which format. I can't find a setting for having html as  
> default
> format, however.
> HTH,
> I.
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