Evolution mail unstable, please switch to Thunderbird for the next release...

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Fri Jul 9 16:46:38 UTC 2010

On 07/09/2010 05:23 AM, Tero Pesonen wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-07-09 at 14:15 +0200, Joep L. Blom wrote:
>> If you want your mail editing be normal:
>> A. Don't use html *although I assume you use plain text)
>> Goto Edit-> preferences-> composition -> General
>> There you can set the # of characters before wrapping.
>> Of course I don't know how thunderbird 3.0 works but in the Ubuntu 
>> repositories (for 9.10) you still get thunderbird 2.0 which, in my 
>> system works without a problem (already for over a year).
>> Joep
> I only use plain text.
> On my 9.04, TB wraps the text only after I've finished composing. That
> is, the message will be sent wrapped, but it is not wrapped while it is
> being composed. I've been told TB 3 works the same way.

TB 3.x dropped the option to set the char length from the interface. You
now have to use the Config Editor to change from the default 72 char.[1]

To set the wrap to the window width:
Edit|Preferences|Advanced|General|Config Editor|Filter: wrap
find: mail.compose.wrap_to_window_width and doubleclick to set to true.

Note: when testing, if you only enter a character repeatedly
(ttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt etc) it won't wrap. You need to
have a space as in a normal sentence for the wrap to show.


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