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Something I Don’t Like About Thunderbird

November 23rd, 2006 Leave a comment Go to comments

I’ve discovered something that I don’t like about Mozilla Thunderbird.

At work, I got a new PC about 4-5 months ago, and went about installing all the software that makes life bearable.

It wasn’t until about two months though that I realised that I couldn’t send HTML emails. I usually send emails in Plain Text, but sometimes use HTML for sending jokes, or sprucing my presentation once in a blue moon. Problem was, it looked like I was completely missing the options to turn on the HTML toolbars, and select “HTML Format” from the menus etc.

I’ve just discovered what was wrong. In my Account Settings (Account? What does this have to do with my Account? It’s a preference thing, not an Account Setting!), I discovered the “Compose Messages in HTML format” option.

And here’s what gives me the rub. It’s a binary thing.

I’m either writing Plain Text emails, or writing HTML emails. No middle ground, no ability to tune it on a per email basis.

In Outlook (boo! hiss!), you have the option to default to Plain Text, but then convert to HTML whilst writing the email.

Admittedly in Thunderbird, you get the option later on, but it’s not the same. It just doesn’t flow well enough.

Please Thunderbird team, let me work fluidly, not rigidly.

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