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Customize the Reply Header: Quote Mode

Note: To customize the reply headers in summarize mode to show all headers, see this related post: Customize the Reply Header in Summarize Mode

 

When you reply to an e-mail message or a news post, Postbox can add a header like:

On 01-01-2007 11:00 AM, Alf Aardvark wrote:

You can use the Config Editor to customize this header in some limited ways.

Four hidden preferences specify the text elements that make up the reply header, and two others affect how the header is formatted. It's recommended you use the Config Editor to see and modify these settings. However, it doesn't let you enter a line break. If you need one directly edit user.js instead, adding \n as needed.

mailnews.reply_header_type

A code number that specifies the sequence of elements in the reply header. Each element is specified by a separate preference

Value Elements Example
mailnews.reply_header_originalmessage -------- Original Message --------
1 (default)  authorwrote colon Alf Aardvark wrote:
2 ondate separator authorwrote colon  On 01-01-2007 11:00 AM, Alf Aardvark wrote:
3 authorwrote separator ondate colon  Alf Aardvark wrote, on 01-01-2007 11:00 AM:

 

mailnews.reply_header_authorwrote

Default: %s wrote

Postbox replaces the %s with the author's name or e-mail address.

mailnews.reply_header_colon

Default: : (colon)

You can add more text here, before the colon or replacing the colon.

mailnews.reply_header_separator

Default: , (comma space)

You can add more text here, before the comma or replacing the comma.

mailnews.reply_header_ondate

Default: On %s

Postbox replaces the %s with the date and time.

mailnews.reply_header_locale

Default: empty

Optionally specify a locale for formatting the date and time—for example: en-US

mailnews.reply_header_originalmessage

Default: -------- Original Message --------

Changes the reply header to the text you specify if mailnews.reply_header_type is set to 0.

 

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