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I have Icedove (Thunderbird) 17.0.9. When I reply to an email, the following gets added infront of the original email:

On 2013-11-28 19:05, John Smith wrote:

in my config editor, I have

mailnews.reply_header_authorwrote    "%s wrote"

But I would like to have the email address included as well, ie:

On 2013-11-28 19:05, John Smith <> wrote:

Is this possible?

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The Thunderbird add-on SmartTemplate4, currently version 0.9.4, can customize the reply header to anything at all.

See the Support site for more information.

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Is it possible to achieve this without any addon? Can I just edit/add some parameter in Config editor or in prefs.js ? – Martin Vegter Dec 1 '13 at 19:05
That configuration is controlled by mailnews.reply_header_authorwrote, where its default is %s wrote and %s is replaced with the author's name (or e-mail address). Another forum thread, although from 2008, confirms that "This is currently hardwired in the code, the "%s" is the only parameter accepted". So I myself am rather convinced that the only solution is using an add-on. – harrymc Dec 1 '13 at 20:55
And the reply header is very, very, very customizable with this add-on. (running it now with Op %X:=sent%%e% %B% %Y%, %from(name)% <%from(mail)%> schreef: for dutch). And hey... what's the use of add-ons if you're not going to use them :) – Rik Dec 5 '13 at 18:06
Why should I install a several-thousand-lines-of-code addon, just to change few characters in the email header? Seems like overkill to me. – Martin Vegter Dec 9 '13 at 11:26
Because there is no other way. Adding such an option in Thunderbird itself would cost these same several-thousand-lines-of-code, but in Thunderbird. – harrymc Dec 9 '13 at 12:46

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