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Old 08-08-2011, 11:45 PM   #1
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Previewing text in a graphical mail client.


Kernel 2.6.21.5, Slackware 12.0
Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.4

Hi:
I have just typed, using a GUI mail client (or the graphical front end of a mail client) the text of a letter and am about to send it. Before I do so, I'd like to see how the letter will look to the recipient. But I can't find anything similar to a 'Preview' button.

The client I use is Thunderbird. What do users of mail clients (graphical) do in a similar situation? I mean "to preview", when writing. Form among all mail clients, many must share the same features.
 
Old 08-08-2011, 11:50 PM   #2
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Your version of Thunderbird (2.0.0.4) seems wildly out of date. If you install the latest version (5.0) then maybe you'll find the feature you require.
ciao,
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Old 08-08-2011, 11:56 PM   #3
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I'm afraid this will require a newer version of the DE. And I have 256MB RAM plus 750MHz Celeron, which makes that rather difficult, I think. Adio,

Enrique.

EDIT: DE = Xfce 4.4.1

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Old 08-09-2011, 12:37 AM   #4
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In that case, maybe checking on what email clients come with "minimalist" linux distros such as Puppy Linux or Damn Small Linux may be useful. I think those distros should run on your setup, no?
ciao,
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Old 08-09-2011, 12:48 AM   #5
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I hope so. I a matter of reading the system requirements. On the other hand, may be the Mozilla site has an Archive section, where I could find versions intermediate between that presently in my machine and the current one. Right now I am trying to switch from Mozilla Thunderbird to the SeaMonkey mail client which, besides, I think has the virtue of being a light weight program. Thanks for your feedback. Adio,

Enrique.

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Old 08-09-2011, 01:00 AM   #6
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My pleasure.
buena suerte
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As for what it's going to look like: that will widely depend
on the recipients mail-client; you really shouldn't spend too
much time on wondering, or, if the look is very important, put
the e-Mail inside a PDF.


Cheers,
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Old 08-09-2011, 01:32 AM   #8
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That opened my eyes. I new it had, in some measure, to depend on the recipient's client. But I was unconsciously assimilating the scenario to that in LQ! Thanks a lot.
 
  


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