text/plain aka 'Add Text of Html' ?

Julian Field MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Mon Jul 20 10:20:26 IST 2009

On 19/07/2009 22:19, Todd T. Fries wrote:
> I recently upgraded and noticed that recently MailScanner has added a
> new setting/feature 'Add Text Of Doc' using antiword.
> Is there any merit for 'Add Text Of Html' ?
> For those of us using cli/text mail readers (mutt, pine, elm, mail, etc)
> would it not be useful to permit a text version of the html file?
Take a look at the setting "Convert HTML To Text = no" and see if 
changing that to a ruleset would do more or less what you want.
> I've recently started getting more and more mail that is html only, i.e.
> they don't even bother or expect it is useful to add the text/play attachment.
> Separately, I know blackberry does a stupid thing when replying to email, and
> that is it claims the body of the message is text/plain but it is straight base64.
> This is fine, but I have some people I communicate with who want to see text/plain
> as readable ascii by 'cat' etc.
> Any thoughts?


Julian Field MEng CITP CEng
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