The Thunderbird section of the 'MUA-specific hints' contains three
different approaches to setting up the mail client to leave patch
emails unmolested. The second approach (configuration) has a step
missing when configuring the composition window not to wrap. In
particular, the "mailnews.wraplength" configuration variable needs
to be set to zero. Update the documentation to add the missing

Signed-off-by: Ramsay Jones <>
 Documentation/git-format-patch.txt | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/git-format-patch.txt 
index 9e0ef0e..5c0a4ab 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-format-patch.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-format-patch.txt
@@ -438,7 +438,8 @@ Edit..Preferences..Composition, wrap plain text messages at 0
 In Thunderbird 3:
 Edit..Preferences..Advanced..Config Editor.  Search for
-Toggle it to make sure it is set to `false`.
+Toggle it to make sure it is set to `false`. Also, search for
+"mailnews.wraplength" and set the value to 0.
 3. Disable the use of format=flowed:
 Edit..Preferences..Advanced..Config Editor.  Search for
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