My email displayed different on recipient computer

  Orditman 07:40 02 Dec 2005

I have email - Mozilla Thunderbird - and Windows XP.

When I type up an email, it looks great on my computer :- nicely laid out in paragraphs etc. and it fits nicely on my viewing pane without having to scroll along to review the message.

I have had some "complaints" from colleagues that any email received by them from me are displayed on their computers in "Panorama" i.e. they have to scroll along a wide page in order to read it. Also some other parts of my layout seem to be lost.

Is this something to do with my configuration or theirs.

Oh - by the way - if there is a way for me to fix this, please detail each step in plain language!!

  SG Atlantis® 07:46 02 Dec 2005

when you type. press the return key to get a new line instead of just typing til the end where it takes you to the next line on it own.

  €dstowe 07:50 02 Dec 2005

I think the only way to ensure that your email is received in the same format and condition that you sent it is to convert to a pdf and send as an attachment.

You then have the problem that some people don't like receiving attachments to emails.

If you want to try it, there is a free pdf creator at

click here

  Stuartli 09:24 02 Dec 2005

From Tools>Options>General tab, select the layout you wish to display for e-mails.

  Stuartli 09:26 02 Dec 2005

You can also alter text layouts from the Display tab.

  €dstowe 10:18 02 Dec 2005

Of the suggestions made so far, only pdf conversion will guarantee the layout is retained by the recipient.

  €dstowe 10:21 02 Dec 2005

Sorry, posted too soon.

Should have continued:

My work emails are set to be received in plain text (for security reasons) so any formatting and decorative work is wasted.

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