Mozilla Thunderbird makes keeping up on my email a piece of cake. I don’t use it for my personal emails because I don’t get enough of those but it comes in handy for the emails we receive at CyberNet. One thing that always bothered me was that, by default, when you reply to a message it will put the quoted message at the very top. I know that is the professional formatting but I like having my reply at the top, since that will probably be the first thing that the person wants to see anyways.
It took a little hunting but I finally found the option to customize where the quoted message and signature are placed. Here is how you configure them:
- Open the Tools menu and select Account Settings.
- Find the default account that you send your messages with. Within that account select the option Composition and Addressing.
- On the right side of the screen you should see the Composition options. Change them to whatever you would like but this is what I chose:
- After I had saved those settings I went and tested to make sure it worked properly. Just find an existing email and hit the Reply button. This is now how my emails are organized:
I drew boxes around the message that I started to type, my signature, and then the quoted message from the original email I received. As you can see it has positioned them exactly how I want.
This setting wasn’t that hard to change it just took me a little while to find it. For about a week I was copying and pasting my signature up to the top before I realized that there had to be an easier way to do this. I should have thought about it sooner but it’s the obvious things that I never think about.