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autorewrap

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What's New
  • 2007-04-28 - version 0.005 released
  • 2006-12-10 - version 0.004 released
See Also

Latest news: Version 0.005 released

The Problem:

When you reply to some emails, the quoted reply appears on one very long line.

It's usually caused by someone using a lame email program (not to mention any names, but I've seen it most often with users of particular programs) that doesn't correctly wrap outgoing email messages; they just send a single, long line of text for each paragraph.

This isn't a problem when you're reading emails from people who don't realize they're using a broken mailer, because Mozilla automatically wraps the lines for you. But when you go to reply to it... Hello, horizontal scrollbar.

Mozilla provides a useful menu option for dealing with unruly emails like that; just hit Edit > Rewrap and you're done, right? But it has the unfortunate side effect of moving the cursor to the very end of the email, regardless of where you had it before. Wouldn't it be nice to have it stay where you put it? Heck, for that matter, wouldn't it be nice if you didn't have to worry about it at all?

The Solution:

AutoRewrap. Just install this handy little (6KB) extension into Mozilla or Thunderbird, and it does the rewrapping for you, as soon as you start a reply. No extra keystrokes needed on your part, either to do the rewrapping or to put the cursor back where you wanted it!

Install it today, and never worry again about replying to broken emails!

The Author:

David Perry, a Mozilla enthusiast and XUL hacker with an itch to scratch. This is my second (relatively) full-fledged extension, though I've done bits and pieces on a few others as well.

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