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Old 08-04-2006, 09:03 AM   #1
Vincent_Vega
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No text wrapping with Thunderbird???


I am using Thunderbird 1.5.0.5 and I am shocked to see that this program, even at this stage of the game, will not automatically wrap text!!!
When I reply to a message (one that text wraps fine as I read it) my reply shows the original message as one huge run-on line stretching across several pages. Also, when I compose, it seems to wrap my text based only on my setting, not on the size of the window. Windows, that OS everyone hates, can simply wrap the text according to the size of the current window, on the fly! I never realized how convenient this was but right about now I see that it's the simple things that matter and it's the simple things that my linux system is lacking.
Thank you to anyone who can help me resolve this.
 
Old 08-04-2006, 09:34 AM   #2
Bruce Hill
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In Thunderbird have you tried?

Edit > Preferences > Display > Formatting > Wrap text to fit window width ???

And when I get email from a Windoze client (almost all of it) and I reply, I
select Edit > Rewrap, to get it within my window.

This actually worked much better on Thunderbird for me a few versions ago. Now
I notice that my text doesn't wrap to the number of characters I select.

I have similar issues, and hope someone else finds your thread and posts more.

IMO the problem is the client the Windoze user uses, but I've been wrong many
times before.

Actually, I'm so sick of email other than text that I'm in the process of getting
help to use Pine for my email. I read my cron jobs with pine, and it's great.
 
Old 08-04-2006, 10:39 AM   #3
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Thanks for your suggestion. I do have that checkbox checked but it doesn't work. I think the best thing you suggested is to use Pine. Tell me this - can I use message filters with Pine? I use them regularly and I wouldn't like giving up that functionality. Thanks again!
 
Old 08-04-2006, 11:02 AM   #4
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I'm just learning and being taught Pine by someone who is a
Linux expert. He's also active in Slackware, so I am confident
that he knows what he's doing. I'll have to get back with you
on the particulars as we just breached the subject today.

If you'd like to join me in this learning process, perhaps you
could email me through LQ and we'll go from there.
 
Old 08-07-2006, 03:55 PM   #5
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Thanks Chinaman, for the invite, but I really don't have much time to devote to something like that. If I find time I will let you know though. I will spend a little time with it here and there but that's really all I can afford right now.
 
  


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