I recently received an email from a reader asking about how to get text that has a strike through it. Luckily, Thunderbird already has this ability built into its formatting options. Here’s the easiest way to set this up:
- Type out some text
- Select the text you want formatted with the strike through
- Go to Format > Text Style > Strikethrough
There is a second way, which involves editing HTML code, a.k.a the language that all websites use and allows us to put pictures, links, and all kinds of cool things into our emails. The <strike> </strike> tag shows text with the strike through it, just put your text in between the two tags. Of course, this way isn’t as easy as the first, so I would recommend the built-in way.
As far as I know, the built-in method should work, even if the person doesn’t use HTML formatted messages.