[ILUG] Stripping html in mutt
mark.webb at Trintech.com
Tue Sep 4 10:16:52 IST 2001
> -----Original Message-----
> From: kevin lyda [mailto:kevin at suberic.net]
> Sent: 03/September/2001 17:07
> On Mon, Sep 03, 2001 at 04:59:15PM +0100, Jerry Walsh wrote:
> > At 16:52 03/09/01 -0400, Ruairi Newman wrote:
> > >Been receiving many e-mails lately from people who use MS-Outlook and
> > >Want to disable html in their settings for various reasons.
> > Outlook does have the option of marking people in its address as
> > "prefers plaintext mail" ... have you thought about this or is it
> > impractical ?
> dunno about ruairi, but it's been the experience of myself and several
> others at work that instructing outlook users on how to use the "advanced
> features" of their mail client is somewhat akin to teaching fish to walk.
> it's incredibly hard and for some reason - successful or not - at the
> end of the process it's *you* who looks like an idiot.
First thing I did. Company policy prefers use of LookOut
but there is a plugin for LookOut users called WatchYourBack
from http://www.grinningshark.com/ which will do this.
It will also remove read receipts, quarantine files
(especially .VBx) files.
As for mutt users, can't you just throw away the unwanted bit
of the email?
If you search google, you'll find html2txt which contains
a C program. I'll leave it as an exercise for the group to
convert it to <language_of_choice>.
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