Some people (and some email programs) don't like this fancy kind of email, however. Fortunately, Netscape is smart about when to use HTML formatting commands that may confuse older email programs: it uses them only when it is necessary when you have made formatting changes that require it.
If you don't want to rely on Mozilla Thunderbird's decision but make sure your message is delivered as plain text and only plain text, here's how to do it.
To send a message in plain text using Mozilla Thunderbird, Netscape or Mozilla:
- Compose your message as usual.
- Select Options | Format | Plain Text Only from the message's menu.
- Continue editing the message, and finally send it using the Send this message now button.