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It is hard to edit e-mails which use tables instead of divs for layout in Thunderbird

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For historical reasons many businesses continue to use HTML tables for layout management even though that has been unnecessary for almost a quarter century and has been formally deprecated by W3C for 11 years. Frequently I receive e-mails that contain the entire history of a discussion thread, and each item in that thread is a separate table cell. Thunderbird requires that I individually select each table cell and then delete it using the X icon either on the left edge or the top edge. I cannot just select the text contained in a number of table cells and delete it, as I could if the information were organized as divs with layout managed by CSS.

I would just like to see a discussion of the most efficient way to deal with these legacy e-mails.

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