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I have thunderbird installed in my 12.04 version. Whenever i forward any e-mail from my inbox it gets forwarded as a .eml attachment. How can i prevent this from happening, or alternatively how can i read .eml format files in mail???

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From within thunderbird select edit/preferences/composition.

Change the Forward message option from as attachment to inline.

Then for good measure you could select edit/account settings/composition and addressing to choose the layout (reply at top etc)

Hope this helps

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yeah, it helped.. Thanks.. but how to open that .eml file, it try opening it up and it displays the content in a weird manner – vipin8169 Oct 1 '12 at 12:09

Edit based on comment

Unfortunately Gmail doesn’t support .eml files. Below is a Google group question.

.eml files in gmail

What I do it that situation is forward them to an email account I have setup in Thunderbird.

Original Answer

How to open.eml file with Thunderbird ?

You can set it as the default application to open .eml files

  1. Right click on the file -> Properties
  2. Click the Open With tab.
  3. Select Thunderbird from the list.
  4. Make sure to click the Set as Default button.

On my system I can double click .eml files and Thunderbird opens them correctly.

Hope that helps

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i have forwarded them to my gmail account and was trying to open them in firefox/gmail – vipin8169 Oct 1 '12 at 12:38

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