Thunderbird in plain text
August 20, 2009 7:39 AM   Subscribe

How do I make everything appear in plain text in Mozilla Thunderbird? (using version 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.

I click "Show the article summary instead of loading the web page" when I subscribe to an RSS feed but the web page still loads. This was with a Yahoo News RSS feed (don't judge me). Do I need to use plain text news feeds? Does anyone use these anymore or is everything HTML?

Bonus question: How do I force Thunderbird to minimize to the system tray?
posted by desjardins to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
Best answer: View > Message Body As > Plain Text should work. Dunno about the system tray.
posted by Happy Dave at 7:43 AM on August 20, 2009

Best answer: For the minimizing you can use the MinimizeToTray add on.
posted by theichibun at 7:53 AM on August 20, 2009

Best answer: MinimizeToTray Plus will minimize Thunderbird to the tray on startup.
posted by Solomon at 10:15 AM on August 20, 2009

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