Thunderbird plain text not wrapping on replys and forwards.

We had an issue here at the office where if we received a plain text e-mail (mostly from outlook users), then reply as HTML it would place the the whole reply in the <pre> tag. This would cause the whole quoted message not to wrap and making it a pain to read and impossible to print.

Here is solution that seems to work so far

  • create userContent.css file  at %appdata%\Thunderbird\Profiles\{your-profile-id}.default\chrome (the chrome folder may not exist)
  • place the following code
  • pre {
    white-space: pre-line; /* css-3 */
  • Restart thunderbird and it should be fixed.

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