How to forward email as inline in Thunderbird

thunderbirdWhen you click forward email in Thunderbird, it will forward the email as attachment by default. You can set the default forward type as inline in Thunderbird. So next time whenever you forward email, it will forward as inline. Sometimes when you forward email as attachment, some recipients might not able to read the email. So, to solve this, set your Thunderbird to forward the email as inline.

To enable forward email as inline in Thunderbird, follow the steps below:-


  • Start your Thunderbird, Click on Tools -> Options (* If you are mac user, click on Thunderbird -> Preferences)
  • Options window popup, now click on Composition tab and -> select General tab
  • You will see “Forward messages: ” and click on the drop down box and select “Inline” and click “OK” button
  • Now you can try to forward a mail and the content will be forward as inline by now.

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2 Responses to “How to forward email as inline in Thunderbird”

  1. Tired says:

    The update will never come. I’m switching over to Outlook, I’m sick of not being able to forward emails with effing TEXT staying as text. Not that hard.

  2. John says:

    Inline attachment no longer works for forwards resulting from a filter .Msg goes with .eml regardless. Do you have a tip or do I just wait until the updates cure the bug?


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