[Mailman-Users] Re: MIME messages

Fil fil at rezo.net
Wed Jun 6 21:11:53 CEST 2001

Well !! at home ("mutt" is my mailer) I read all of my mail in a text
window, and mutt does a splendid job with attachments: it passes them to
metamail; if there's a correct entry in /etc/mailcap, it parses the
attachment through the program indicated, for example catdoc for MSWord
documents, lynx -dump for html, and so on with PDF, PS, and what not (even
images are transformed via image2ascii !)

So whatever comes in the mail ends up displayed as text (if of a known type)
or deleted (unknown types, or stupid things like vcard.vcf)

My dream requirements wfor a truly good mime2text filter would be to
emulate METAMAIL. In fact metamail possesses all we need, except the ability
to run in an offline environment (and it seems not to be supported any

Maybe that's too ambitious or platform specific?

> > > Could someone write up a quick list of requirements for demimeing that
> > > they'd like to see encorporated directly into Mailman 2.1?

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