[Marxism] A solution for Yahoo, etc.

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sat Nov 7 09:14:37 MST 2009

Louis Proyect wrote:
> I just googled "thunderbird replying wrapping problem" and came up with 
> a solution here:
> http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=416106&start=0
> All you have to do is select "Edit/Rewrap" when you are in reply mode 
> and everything lines up properly. This is an additional step, but worth 
> it to me.

In reading the exchanges in the Mozilla forum above, I found a link to a 
another thread that revealed a way to configure Thunderbird so that the 
"long line" problem is nipped in the bud. I will try it later:


howdy DaBigKahuna,

[1] thanks for the info!

[2] so the msgs you send in html do NOT ever show this problem?

[3] i was actually looking for info about the last part of that example. 
[*blush*] i was VERY unclear ... here's the actual question i should 
have asked in time [3] above ...

was "format=flowed" in the source anywhere at all?

[4] from reading thru the forum, i think that some of the persons you 
are emailing to are running email clients that do NOT handle 
format=flowed correctly.
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Plain_text_e- ... t.3Dflowed

you can disable YOUR use of format=flowed by doing this ...
- tools/options/advanced/general-tab/config-editor
that will bring up the about:config pref editor window

- enter "flowed" in the filter box
that will filter out everything EXCEPT the format=flowed prefs

- here are the prefs that you should see ... [they should both be UNbold]
mailnews.display.disable_format_flowed_support = false
mailnews.send_plaintext_flowed = true

- if you rt-clk on each one and select "toggle" they will flip values. 
you want them to be thus ...
= 1st to be TRUE
= 2nd to be FALSE

- close the about:config window by clicking the "x" in the upper right 
corner of that window [yes, it has no close button! [*grin*]]
- exit tbird
- restart tbird
- send a plaintext test msg with a few long lines to one of the folks 
that have been returning your msgs with those nasty long, long lines and 
see what the result is.

[5] this bug ...
- wrapping of quoted flowed (f=f) lines disobeys limit for chars per line

... seems to be related to the problem you are seeing.

hope that helps,

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