How do I make everything appear in plain text in Mozilla Thunderbird? (using version 220.127.116.11 on Windows XP). I do not want to see any images, don't want to be asked if I want to see them, and I don't want anything to appear in HTML, including RSS feeds. I don't want to see people's cutesy stationary or Twitter's background colors when it notifies me of a new follower. I want black text on a white background, et rien de plus. [more inside]
This morning I opened Thunderbird to check my favourite feeds and an entire subfolder has gone missing. I'm quite certain I didn't delete it accidently. I'm running XP, Thunderbird is V 18.104.22.168. The remainder of my feeds appear to be intact including a subfolder with several feeds in it. Where did they go? [more inside]
One of the most obnoxious features of Thunderbird-as-RSS-reader is that when checking feeds it will display "http://feedurl.com/feed.xml is not a valid feed" in the status bar, but there doesn't seem to be any actual log of the broken ones anywhere, nor does there seem to be any way to view the errors as a list. I can export my list of feeds to an OPML file, but the only OPML validators i've been able to find online only tell me if the opml file itself is a valid format, not whether any of the linked-to xml files are either 404-ing or otherwise broken. This leads to me to my followup: 1) Is there any way for Thunderbird to give me a list of feeds it considers to be broken and unretrievable OR 2) is there an online service that can take an opml file and check the links for validity?
Please help me get the most out of newsfeeds/RSS/Atom/etc in order to best utilize my limited web time. [more inside]