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Re: [tlug] [OT] email client tips?
- Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2014 12:09:10 +0900
- From: Travis Cardwell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: [tlug] [OT] email client tips?
- References: <53591B63.email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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On 2014年04月25日 07:41, Darren Cook wrote: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.Great imagery! :)These days, using Debian, I install as few packages as possible when first installing the OS, deselecting all options (including "Desktop Environment"). I am then able to install only what I need, as long as I avoid meta packages.* 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?No, I much prefer plain text.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.)Thank you very much for your offer to help! I am afraid that I have already tried the following preferences:* Edit | Account Settings... * (my account) | Composition & Addressing * Compose messages in HTML format: No * Edit | Preferences * Advanced | General | Config Editor * mail.compose.wrap_to_window_width: false * mail.wrap_long_lines: true * mailnews.wraplength: 74Despite promising key names, they options do not seem to work. Lines are wrapped as I write email, but they are wrapped when sent.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.)It is indeed the opposite; interesting... I wonder if it is due to different settings or different versions?(I am running version 17.0.10.)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 ">".)When I reply to an email in GMail, I select all of the text in the compose editor, cut it, and paste it into Vim. I can efficiently compose my reply in Vim, and then I cut the text and paste it back into the GMail interface for sending. The ">" characters indicate quotes, and all works well.In Thunderbird, however, there is a special "quote" state, indicated by text color. One can add quoted text using Edit | Paste As Quotation (Ctrl+Shift+O). Simply entering text that starts with one or more ">" characters does not add quoted text; Thunderbird actually adds a space at the beginning of such lines when sending the message in order to prevent email clients from considering it as part of a quote!!!This breaks the ability to use an external editor via cut/paste as described above. When I paste a fully composed message back into the Thunderbird editor, all of the quoting is broken.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.)No, I am running my own mail server. Cheers, Travis
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