Configuration Options for Character Encoding

This page describes Thunderbird's configuration options that affect character encoding.

Specify the default character encoding for newsgroup messages

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Accounts Settings | <newsgroup account name> | Server Settings

Specify the default character encoding for messages in a folder (IMAP folders only)

Menu location: Edit | Folder Properties | General Information

Specify whether a folder's character encoding should override a message's character encoding (IMAP folders only)

Menu location:Edit | Folder Properties | General Information

Specify the default character encodings for sending and receiving messages

Menu location: Thunderbird | PreferencesTools | OptionsEdit | Preferences | Display | Formatting - Advanced button

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