Thunderbird – RSS showing snippet rather than html page

Having image/html troubles with Thunderbird? RSS account showing brief description instead of the full html web page? This may not be the only solution but it was the one I discovered worked for me and was from my own actions that caused it.

Did you happen to change your email settings to display messages as simple HTML at some stage? If so, turn it back to Original HTML. Hey presto! Thunderbird’s RSS reader displays the full web page again and also, displays images in your email again.

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Damn J’s in Thunderbird emails (smiley faces)

Mozilla Thunderbird 2

This has been annoying me for ages, smiley faces for Microsoft Outlook showing up as J’s in my Thunderbird emails. So here’s the fix:

  1. Go to C:\Program Files\Mozilla Thunderbird\res\ and create a ‘fonts’ folder.
  2. Create a file named You can right click in the fonts folder, then click create new ‘Text document’, then rename it.
  3. Open the file with your favourite text editor.
  4. Add the following, save, close, then restart Mozilla Thunderbird:

# Symbol font
encoding.wingdings.ttf = windows-1252
encoding.wingdings2.ttf = windows-1252
encoding.wingdings3.ttf = windows-1252
encoding.webdings.ttf = windows-1252

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Mozilla Thunderbird 3

Try this:
Thanks to Bojan for posting the link. 

Mozilla Thunderbird >3

This problem has been fixed now. Upgrade Thunderbird if you are still having issues.