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I'm a new Thunderbird user, I've decided to pick it up after changes in Yahoo Mail (so I'm open to suggestions of other mail clients too).

When I reply to an e-mail, I get the quoted text in a format=flowed style with borders:

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If I reply in plain-text mode, I get the reply in the format I want:

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(I assume the colors won't be sent and are just "syntax highlighting", right?) but I'd like to keep using HTML for features like inline images.

Is there any way I can get that same style of old-school quotes so I can write in bottom-posting format while still using HTML mode? If there is some template somewhere that I'd have to edit, I'd be ok with having to do that.

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There's an official tutorial about that. "Quote colors" extension is no longer useful for newest versions, so one have to edit .css files by himself.

Also i'd also recommend taking a look at the similar question at askubuntu (Thundebird is cross-platform as well as its extensions)

  • I've tried the suggestions at that article - with or without that "Quote Colors" extension (which is actually unsupported for the current version), and I only get the bars to disappear on HTML mode, but not only there's no option to use > instead, also the indentation space remais, for some reason. The AskUbuntu tips helped removing the bar, but seemingly it's not possible to write a template to have > quotes in HTML mode :( +1 though. – Camilo Martin Oct 22 '13 at 22:03
  • Then I'm afraid you have to edit css files by yourself, as it's written in the tutorial. "put the following code in your "userContent.css" and "prefs.js" files, respectively." – Thomas Oct 23 '13 at 6:08
  • That's what I did, and what I meant by "with or without [the extension]". In any case those tips should only help to remove the bar, right? The SmartTemplate and ReFwdFormatter extensions helped with that, but there doesn't seem to be a way to have >-quotes in HTML mode (as opposed to text mode) replies, right? – Camilo Martin Oct 23 '13 at 7:56

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