Google Summer of Code 2014 - Proposal to Improve Composer UI

Nikolay Shopik shopik at
Sat Feb 15 20:36:26 UTC 2014

"Markdown here" addon actually doing pretty good job with clean html output. Well just as example

> On 15 февр. 2014 г., at 20:17, Tanstaafl <tanstaafl at> wrote:
>> On 2014-02-15 5:48 AM, Axel Grude (Axel) <axel.grude at> wrote:
>>> On 15/02/2014 00:55, John Crisp wrote:
>>> Even if they do all that formatting, can the receiver actually see it ?
>>> Ironically at my place we reject most html email anyway...... most of it
>>> is spam. If I had my way I would ban the lot !
>> Which in my eyes immediately disqualifies you from the discussion of
>> html editors. You should be honest and vote for abolishing the html
>> portion of Thunderbird altogether and not vote for "yet another online
>> html editor clone" just to keep html as inaccessible as possible. Do you
>> see my problem with this argumentation?
> +100
> While I don't particularly like html email myself, it is, like it or not, a mandatory requirement in the corporate world, and Thunderbird's current broken html support is a major factor in current discussion in my company about replacing Thunderbird with Outlook.
> What I would like to see is a VERY simple, total replacement for the HTML editor/composer, that provides the bare minimum, but cleanly/sanely implemented HTML features (font styles), easily implemented by the user via the toolbar.
> Once the editor is replaced, then new/additional features can be implemented on an ongoing basis.
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