Thunderbird default email reply. Kubuntu 8.04 KDE 3.5.9

Steven Vollom stevenvollom at
Sat Sep 27 20:13:40 BST 2008

Ignazio Palmisano wrote:
> 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.
Dear Ignazio,

Great to hear from you again.  I think it is default in Thunderbird, so 
I don't have to change anything to comply with everyone else.  I put a 
problem solved email on this issue.  I hope you don't have to pay by the 
email like some who respond.  Cordially, friend,

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