Forwarding emails in Thunderbird

I am using the latest version of Thunderbird ( with XP Home.

When I attempt to forward some emails ‘inline’ I am presented with a blank email with any attachments in the top right corner.

If I select forward as an attachment it produces a blank email with a .eml file in the top right corner that I cannot open.

All I want is the original email, as it was sent to me, so the recipients can view what I was sent.

The only way around this problem that I can find so far is to select reply instead of forward then delete the sender’s address and add the recipient’s addresses.

I think it must be something to do with the type of emails that were sent to me that I am trying to forward… Some (with or without attachments) can be forwarded properly while others (with or without attachments) cannot.

There must be a solution to this. I really don’t want to have to return to Outlook Express!

Any help would be much appreciated