How to suppress headers when forwarding with TB

Discussion in 'Firefox' started by David G. Imber, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. I've asked this here before, and no one seemed to know.
    Perhaps someone can at least advise on where to find out.

    I'm thinking of using Thunderbird, but I'm troubled by certain
    behaviors. One of the biggest annoyances is that when I forward mail,
    the recipient recieves the mail message plus the FULL header that
    message arrived with.

    To illustrate this clearly, if I send a BLANK message to
    myself using Eudora and retrieve it in Thunderbird, the message pane
    is, of course, empty. If I forward that very same message without
    changes to myself and retrieve it in Eudora, the message pane contains
    a full, 17 line header.

    I simply want to forward messages without including the
    header. I cannot find a way to do this. I'm sorry if it's obvious, but
    can someone help?

    Thanks in advance, DGI
    David G. Imber, Oct 17, 2005
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  2. David G. Imber

    Ralph Fox Guest

    What is your setting at

    Tools -> Options -> Composition
    ----Forwarding Messages----
    Forward messages: [__???????___|v]

    This setting affects how the "Forward message" button works.

    Set the "Forward messages" setting, above, to "Inline".

    Then after clicking "Forward" but before clicking "Send",
    you can easily delete those unwanted headers from the body
    of the composed message.

    See above.
    Ralph Fox, Oct 17, 2005
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  3. Also, set the headers view to Normal instead of All before forwarding.

    Leonidas Jones, Oct 17, 2005
  4. Thanks very much, and thanks as well to the other poster who

    I discovered this on my own just subsequent to posting (as so
    often happens).

    One still sends a small header, but it's only a few lines,
    which is quite acceptable. I haven't tried sending a message in-line
    that features "styled text", which is the bane of my Linux-using
    correspondents' lives, but I'll deal with that in time.

    Thanks again, DGI
    David G. Imber, Oct 17, 2005
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