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I'm on Windows 7 and am using Thunderbird 78.7.1 (32-bit release). About Thunderbird says I'm on the release update channel, whatever that is.

Suddenly this morning, when I try to send a new message or reply to a message from someone else, a whole bunch of junk characters show up. I have copied them below this message after my name.

Thunderbird was working with no problem this morning, and I did go into settings to try to figure out how to change my signature, and somethow I must have changed something, but I have no idea what or how.

On reply messages, below all these junk characters, the sender's message to which I want to reply does appear--after the junk characters end.

Can anyone tell me how to get rid of this?

Thanks for any help or insight.

Mike

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The -- at the top is the signature separator. It looks like you've tried to attach a Word document as a signature, but the only allowed formats are plain text files, html files or images, such as jpg.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/signatures#w_signatures-stored-in-files

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The -- at the top is the signature separator. It looks like you've tried to attach a Word document as a signature, but the only allowed formats are plain text files, html files or images, such as jpg.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/signatures#w_signatures-stored-in-files

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SFHOWES, I appreciate your taking the time to respond to my problem. You were exactly correct, and as soon as I changed the signature to an html file the weird characters disappeared. THANKS VERY MUCH!! Mike

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