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I am using thunderbird as my email client and i use a signature to all my outgoing mails. How ever i can see the -- (double dash) which prepends to my signature. Is it possible to avoid the double dash -- ?

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You shouldn't avoid it, as it's an Internet standard designed to enable email programs to recognise signatures and deal with them appropriately. –  Mike Scott May 2 '11 at 7:21
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Lol i know that, i just want to avoid that double dash. –  karthick87 May 2 '11 at 7:43
    
Who cares that it's an internet standard. It's annoying. I'm getting rid of it. Thanks, +1 for the q n a –  DonamiteIsTnt Jan 2 '13 at 10:25
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Open the Config Editor: Either Tools -> Options or Edit -> Preferences and then Advanced -> Config Editor
Then search for
mail.identity.default.suppress_signature_separator
and set it to TRUE by double-clicking it.

Now all new emails are created without the -- before the signature.

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I dont find that entry in thunderbird config editor. –  karthick87 Sep 14 '11 at 11:50
    
FYI, this worked for me perfectly on the latest version (12.0.1) –  Jaxidian May 21 '12 at 13:44
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You da man dawg! –  g33kz0r Jun 13 '12 at 15:03
    
Works on Thunderbird 24.1.1 –  Dayron Gallardo Dec 4 '13 at 10:54
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I researched this recently and found that they will provide a checkbox in either v3.2 or v3.3 to allow users to elect not to show those dashes. Wait.

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I tried this but it doesn't really work. The separator will still be inserted when I create a new mail. Even a restart of TB didn't help. Does anybody know why this doesn't work? –  user33533 Nov 12 '11 at 11:32
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