User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030312 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030312 I don't think this happens in the Linux version but on Windows all my new messages are set to be HTML format by default & I seem to have no way of altering this. My preferences are set to convert everything to plaintext. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Install Moz 1.3 on Windows 2. Set preferences to convert all outgoing messages to plain text. This may not be necessary but I think it highlights the extent of the problem. 3. Hit ctrl+M or the new message button in MailNews to open a new blank message compostion window. Actual Results: There HTML formatting toolbar is visible. Expected Results: I would like it to assume all my outbound messages are plaintext by default. Replying to a message from my Inbox also sets HTML as the default format. However, if I pick a card from my Addressbook that has the preferred message format set to plaintext then the new composition window does not assume I want an HTML format message.
Depending how one reads this bug it could be seen as a request for a preference bug 115439. Otherwise this is bug 47140. Reporter, please search bugzilla before filing a new bug [my search terms were "default" and "HTML"] *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 47140 ***
Reporter: On the Mailnews menuline, click Edit->Mail and Newsgroups Accound Settings. Uncheck "Compose messages in HTML format".
Damn I missed that when I was searching in the Prefs for this option! I must have unchecked it in my Linux profile...