[Alpine-info] Question on viewing HTML mail
drf at maplepark.com
Wed Jul 30 08:16:26 PDT 2008
On Mon, 28 Jul 2008, Matt Ackeret wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Jul 2008, Dan Grossman wrote:
>> However, on another one of my boxes (running RHEL3) I have _never_ been able to
>> view HTML messages in-window. The default behavior on the RHEL3 box appears to
>> be to save the HTML message in a /tmp file and then tell my web browser to load
>> that page.
>> Can anyone point me to the config I need to adjust to get Al/Pine to render
>> HTML messages itself?
> (HTML email is evil...)
> Are you sure you don't just have this pref set:
> [X] Prefer Plain Text
> Also, you can use A to toggle between viewing the plain text and evil HTML/rich
> part while viewing a message.
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Matt; I am very happy you brought that "A" command to my attention! I
switched to pine from Postroad Mailer when OS2 slowed to a stop in the
late nineties and have been using the viewer (mailcap vectored to firefox)
which meant I had to switch to a different window to see it. I did this
as the viewer returned immediately and the HTML stayed open (preference
for new tab) for viewing as convenient. Now, using the "A", I can get a
lynx-like view much more quickly and view it with firefox only if I really
need all the images, mostly not. Funny how one can use a program for
years and not know the options. Guess I'm getting too old.
Thanks again for your posting (-- and all the others, mostly useful, you
David Forrest e-mail drf at maplepark.com
Maple Park Development Corporation http://www.maplepark.com
St. Louis, Missouri
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