Configuration Options for Writing Messages

This page describes the location of the configuration options that apply when writing messages.

Specify the language / dictionary used for spell check

Menu location: Thunderbird > PreferencesTools > OptionsEdit > Preferences > Composition > Spelling

Enable or disable spell check while writing messages

Menu location: Thunderbird > PreferencesTools > OptionsEdit > Preferences > Composition > Spelling

Enable or disable autocomplete for addresses while writing messages

Menu location: Thunderbird > PreferencesTools > OptionsEdit > Preferences > Composition > Addressing

Configure the font, color and size of text when composing HTML-formatted messages

Menu location: Thunderbird > PreferencesTools > OptionsEdit > Preferences > Composition > General

Specify which keywords will trigger Thunderbird to prompt me for missing attachments

Menu location: Thunderbird > PreferencesTools > OptionsEdit > Preferences > Composition > General

Specify whether I am prompted about missing attachments

Menu location: Thunderbird > PreferencesTools > OptionsEdit > Preferences > Composition > General

Specify how often messages are auto-saved

Menu location: Thunderbird > PreferencesTools > OptionsEdit > Preferences > Composition > General

Specify whether contact's short display name or complete display name and email address are shown

Menu location: Thunderbird > PreferencesTools > OptionsEdit > Preferences > Advanced > Reading & Display

Configure whether email addresses from outgoing messages are automatically added to the address book

Menu location: Thunderbird > PreferencesTools > OptionsEdit > Preferences > Composition > Addressing

Specify whether the original messages should be quoted in the reply (for the selected identity)

Menu location: ToolsEdit > Account Settings > account name > Manage Identities > identity > Composition & Addressing

Specify whether the original messages should be quoted in the reply (for the selected account)

Menu location: ToolsEdit > Account Settings > account name > Composition & Addressing

Specify that messages should be composed in HTML format (for the selected account)

Menu location: ToolsEdit > Account Settings > account name > Composition & Addressing

Specify that messages should be composed in HTML format (for the selected identity)

Menu location: ToolsEdit > Account Settings > account name > Manage Identities > identity > Composition & Addressing

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