[ILUG] forwarding whole messages in mutt
kevin at suberic.net
Mon Mar 11 14:17:26 GMT 2002
On Mon, Mar 11, 2002 at 01:25:41PM +0000, Stephen Shirley wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 11, 2002 at 11:54:09AM +0000, kevin lyda wrote:
> > helpful answer:
> > press f1 in mutt and read the manual
> > less helpful answer:
> Heh - i'd classify this as "more" rather than less -) I wasn't so much
> asking for a solution to this as complaining that it's the default - why
> unecessarily annoy the user by default?
no, it was less helpful, because if you'd have just read through the
manual you would have come across...
> > ok, at some point when you forward the mail, it asks if you want to
> > forward the message as mime.
> That's the thing - it doesn't ask. It just plain ignores it -(
...the mime_forward_decode option which defaults to no (you should set
it to ask-no or ask-yes).
mutt comes incredibly well documented. they didn't type it out of sheer
boredom - that came during the process. take advantage of it.
> > alternatively, you can go to the message, press v (which brings up the
> > list of attachments for that message), and press f on the individual
> > attachment you want to forward. or if you want to just forward a few
> > of them, just tag them and press ;f (the ; key indicates that the next
> > comman should act across all tagged items).
> Ugh - that's just messy. Surely there has to be a better way. Any other
> mailer i've ever used does the right thing here, why does mutt refuse
> to. Gah.
it most certainly isn't. i get tons of forwarded messages that contain
multiple (read: a dozen) rfc822's nested inside one another. if someone
sends me a scary cat poster (thank you paulj) and i'd like to forward
it on, there's no need to forward his message body, just the picture.
*very* rarely do i forward attachments from the index pane, though i
do have mime_forward_decode set to ask-no on the amazingly off chance
i might want to. usually when i'm forwarding attachments it's just
after i've viewed them so i'm already in the attachment pane.
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