In Firefox 6, I use the Proxy Tool add on to spoof my user agent and platform strings as part of my effort to improve privacy.
Is there an equivalent for emails sent from Thunderbird 6? If so, how do I do it?
Add the preference:
Step by step with screenshots
Open the Config Editor by using "Options" from the "Tools" main menu point:
then go to the "Advanced" settings and there the "General" tab:
and click the button labeled "Config Editor", which will bring up this dialog (unless you suppressed it earlier):
If in the window that opens (title
in the dialog that opens, enter
and finally in the next dialog enter the desired user agent string to override with, for example:
or leave it empty if you want to. A list of actual user agent strings for Thunderbird can be found here.
Additional tokens in the user agent string
I have noticed that the Lightning extension adds its own token to the user agent string, so beware of that.
If you want to get rid of that as well, empty the following string values in the Config Editor (window titled:
Relevant preference names: