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Bruno Wolff III bruno at
Fri Jun 22 19:53:40 UTC 2007

On Fri, Jun 22, 2007 at 13:11:49 -0600,
  Karl Larsen <k5di at> wrote:
>    I'm sorry Matthew Saltzman who is working on my Bug, and a guy who 
> signs as "Tim" are using HTML email which my Thunderbird will not 
> decode. This is because I have selected a big font which is easy for my 
> old eyes to see. I can read all straight ascii of tiny font because my 
> system blows it up to normal size.
>    Just to see I printed Matt's email but it still comes out as garbage.
>    So please, if you have a way to switch to ascii from HTML do so at 
> least on the list. Then we can all read it.

Are you sure they aren't providing both text/html and text/plain parts.
If so, you should have your mail client to prefer text/plain parts. I can do
this when using mutt. If thunderbird can't, then you should file a RFE
for that feature in bugzilla.

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