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Some people use big ugly fonts with ugly colors in their mail. However, since these people are colleagues, I'd still like to read their mail, but without hurting my eyes :)

I'd also like to keep html formatting on by default. So is there something like "display this sender's emails as plain text"? I couldn't find it :-(

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Do you want all emails to be displayed as plain text ? –  Sathya Sep 18 '09 at 10:48
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@Sathya The question is looking to have only a certain set of senders have their emails to Peltier displayed as plain text while everyone else can go either way. –  random Sep 18 '09 at 11:00
    
@Sathya : as I have clearly stated in my question, I do not want all emails to be displayed as plain text. –  Peltier Sep 18 '09 at 11:11
    
Do you have the option of using something like procmail? –  K Robinson Sep 18 '09 at 23:20
    
@K Robinson: I'd really like to avoid using something like this. –  Peltier Sep 29 '09 at 8:50
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I too have looked for a way to do this, but am unable too

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If nobody knows the answer, I'll post it as a feature request on the Thunderbird bugzilla. –  Peltier Sep 18 '09 at 11:36
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And dont forget to post back if they give you an answer –  admintech Sep 18 '09 at 12:24
    
Here it is! bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=519656 I'm waiting for the answer now. –  Peltier Sep 30 '09 at 9:22
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I'm not 100% sure this will work, but go into the address book, right click a user > Properties then set this (and probably uncheck the HTML images box too):

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I think that option is for what format the person in the address book wants to receive e-mails in, not the format you receive them in. –  ChrisF Sep 23 '09 at 22:03
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