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Re: Claws-mail - which plugin for html mails?

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On Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 08:24:36AM -0400, Greg Wooledge wrote:


> I use a web browser to browse the web, but I use mutt to read and
> send email.

...which of course is perfectly capable of calling out into a viewer
for HTML (lynx or somesuch). But yeah...

> The two things are completely separate for me.  And, I suspect, for
> many other Debian users.

Same for me, but see below.

> If someone sends email which contains only HTML and not a textual part,
> mutt shows me the raw HTML.  And then I delete the email, because if
> they can't be bothered to send their words in an ordinary plain text
> message [...]

Sometimes you gotta compromise. I spent a short period of my life in
a corporate environment. I may have lost what's left of my sparse
sanity had I been forced to use Outlook. So I actually managed to get
fetchmail to talk to their Exchange server (IMAP). Needless to say,
most company mails were HTML (few people even knew that, and I was
in the computer tech department!).

My HTML viewer was html2text. Most probably immune to the vulnerability
we're talking about, although I wouldn't bet my farm [1] on it :-)

[1] that one I don't have :-)
- -- tomás
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