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    Default Change default email template in Thunderbird

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    Thunderbird doesn't offer a way to make a user created email template the default when "create new message" is selected. Instead, one must open the templates folder and open one's template directly. A minor annoyance, but frequent. Surely there are files with code defining both the default and my preferred template; I would like to try substituting the code for my template in place of that for the plain vanilla Thunderbird default, but can't seem to find the files I would need. Can anyone point me in the general direction?

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    Default Re: Change default email template in Thunderbird

    Quote Originally Posted by jfmd View Post
    Opensuse 11.2 x86-64
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    Thunderbird doesn't offer a way to make a user created email template the default when "create new message" is selected. Instead, one must open the templates folder and open one's template directly. A minor annoyance, but frequent. Surely there are files with code defining both the default and my preferred template; I would like to try substituting the code for my template in place of that for the plain vanilla Thunderbird default, but can't seem to find the files I would need. Can anyone point me in the general direction?
    I use a workaround:

    I make a template (in my case an HTML template) and store that file somewhere. I link that as a signature file (even though it's not a signature, it's a full template). Then I get a full template appearing automatically when I start a new email.

    Occasionally I don't want to use a template, so I use CTRL+a to select it all -- and hit delete to make it disappear.

    I also don't want a template when I reply to other emails so: I set in the account settings to not use the signature if I'm replying to another person's email because in my case I only want to use a template for initial outgoing mail, not for backwards and forwards replies.
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    Default Re: Change default email template in Thunderbird

    I simply saved the template as an html file, and used that as the signature. Works fine. Thank you.

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