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Re: [tlug] [OT] email client tips?
- Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2014 07:41:09 +0900
- From: Darren Cook <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: [tlug] [OT] email client tips?
- References: <53591B63.email@example.com>
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> I am currently using Thunderbird ... One of the delights of moving from Ubuntu to Mint/xfce, for me, was that Thunderbird was the default mail client; so I no longer needed to uninstall Evolution and all the tendrils it had tied into the OS. > * I have been unable to get line-wrapping to work well, despite > attempts to configure it in the "advanced" config editor. When > composing a new message, lines are wrapped in the editor, but lines > of a paragraph are joined together when the email is sent! Are you composing as HTML then? Edit|Preferences has options to say you always want text. (If you can't find it let me know.) (BTW, in Advanced tab of preferences, general tab, config editor gives you a Firefox-style about:config screen; useful when you just cannot find something.) I actually have the opposite irritation: when I ctrl-S a message it does the line-breaking. If I then go back and edit a paragraph I have to join lines together. (Then press Alt-E, W, to reformat.) (I'd rather it didn't break lines until I actually send.) > Thanks to the (stupid) way that Thunderbird manages quotes (">" > characters are not enough), one cannot simply cut-and-paste content > to/from an editor when replying to a message. ctrl-shift-O pastes in with quotes. Is that what you mean? (When I want ">>", ">>>" to show who said what in a conversation, I hilight the quoted paragraph, ctrl-X, then ctrl-shift-O, and it comes back with an extra set of ">".) >  I have wanted to stop using GMail... I have this (traditional POP) account, as well as a gmail account (done as IMAP), as well as a couple of test POP accounts, all set up. It works nicely, and I can drag emails between accounts when necessary. Are you using thunderbird with your gmail account as IMAP? I find it fine, except I tend to press ctrl-S regularly, and with the gmail account it blanks out for a couple of seconds to do a network save. And then my phone beeps to tell me I've a new mail. (But I realize that is definitely a case of one man's bug is another man's feature.) Darren -- Darren Cook, Software Researcher/Developer My new book: Data Push Apps with HTML5 SSE Published by O'Reilly: (ask me for a discount code!) http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920030928.do Also on Amazon and at all good booksellers!
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