Coach, Mentor, Coder

I’m Harry Bailey and I help foster tech teams and the humans who help form and fuel them. My work creates better outcomes, more value, happier humans and solid autonomous teams.

My experience as a product owner, business owner, tech strategist and software developer enables me take a team-focused approach. I look to support value creation at every level from pair coding through to business strategy.

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Postbox reply header text

You can easily change ‘Harry wrote:’ to ‘On 25/09/09 15:34 Harry Bailey replied with:’ by following these simple steps.

Close Postbox. That’s right, shut it down before you carry on.

Backup and then open your prefs.js profile file which can be found here:

Mac OS X: ~/Library/Application Support/Postbox
Vista: Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Postbox
WinXP: Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Postbox

You backed it up? No? Do it now and then carry on.

Now search for the string ‘mailnews.reply_header_type’. Found it? Edit it to the following. Not found it? Add the following…

// Change the reply header
// 0 - No Reply-Text
// 1 - "[Author] wrote:"
// 2 - "On [date] [author] wrote:"
// 3 - User-defined reply header. Use the prefs below in conjunction with this:
user_pref("mailnews.reply_header_type", 3);

// If you set 3 for the pref above then you may set the following prefs.
user_pref("mailnews.reply_header_authorwrote", "%s replied with");
user_pref("mailnews.reply_header_ondate", "On %s");
user_pref("mailnews.reply_header_separator", " ");
user_pref("mailnews.reply_header_colon", ":"); 
// The end result will be [authorwrote][separator][ondate][colon]

Now you can go crazy with funny reply header text whenever you feel the need.

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