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???
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
Edit based on comment
Unfortunately Gmail doesn’t support .eml files. Below is a Google group question.
What I do it that situation is forward them to an email account I have setup in Thunderbird.
How to open.eml file with Thunderbird ?
You can set it as the default application to open .eml files
On my system I can double click .eml files and Thunderbird opens them correctly.
Hope that helps