I can't, also, now decide whether to send the message as plain text only, HTML or both. Especially not every single time I send a message.
Fortunately, Mozilla Thunderbird is not only very flexible and sensible when it comes to formatting messages so that everybody can enjoy them, it can also be very comfortable. Without ever asking you again, Mozilla Thunderbird can deliver all (formatted) messages in both plain text and HTML, for example.
Prevent Mozilla Thunderbird from Inquiring About the Format When Sending
To stop Mozilla Thunderbird from asking you about the desired format when you compose a rich text message and click Send:
- Select Tools | Options (or Thunderbird | Preferences... on a Mac) from the menu.
- Go to the Composition category.
- Make sure the General tab is selected.
- Click Send Options....
- Under Text Format, make sure something but Ask me what to do is selected.
- I recommend Send the message in both plain text and HTML, which preserves any rich formatting while giving recipients a chance to choose a plain text alternative.
- Messages you compose in plain text only will not be converted to HTML.
- For people you know to disdain all rich formatting, set their preferred format to plain text. This will override your default choice, but only if the message has no other recipients set to accept HTML.
- Click OK.
- Close the options window.