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Thunderbird: how to view HTML Source code of an HTML message?

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Hi, people!

I've been using Thunderbird on Windows XP for a while now and, as a web developer, I'd like to see the html source code of the messages I get, as I'm able to do in Outlook, with "view source".

In Thunderbird, when I view the source code, I see what I suppose to be a binary form of the message.

Anyone has any ideas of how I would be able to see this source code? Maybe a plugin. I've already googled it, but haven't found anything relevant.

Thanks in advance for the help!


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Don't use Thunderbird so I am guessing here. I think when you view source, you are seeing the Base64 content. Might see if you can copy/paste this into a Base64 to Text Converter and see if that does it. Another thing is to check to see what mime type Thunderbird is using for your emails. Have no idea if it can be changed or not.

Remember... just a guess here.

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