2

Personally my color preference for email messages (and most other windows) is a dark background with a light foreground, but others may like/need different color settings. I can format the messages I send to let the recipient's email client choose the color settings (Format -> Page Colors and Background and select Reader's default colors (Don't set colors in page)) and this does what I want it to do, but I have to set this every time I want to send a message.

I can get around this by de-selecting Compose messages in HTML format in the account's Composition & Addressing settings, but this disables the use of HTML in composition and I have other components (usually tables) in the messages that I would prefer to use HTML for.

How can I set Thunderbird to always use Reader's default colors (Don't set colors in page) instead of setting custom colors in an HTML message? An account-specific setting would be preferred, but a global setting would also be useful. I can't seem to find a setting for this in the Thunderbird Config Editor.

Forcing recipients to override pre-defined colors on incoming messages is not a feasible option, especially in enterprise environments.

I am using the latest Thunderbird beta (33.0) on Xubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (trusty).

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.