[Novalug] Forcing email to plain text
brandon20va at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 23 19:24:31 EDT 2012
I see. I haven't tried mutt myself. I use my N900 on VPN and use the
terminal there and it hasn't bothered me for that type of work.
I plan on getting an Android phone when the next iteration of the Xperia
PLAY comes out and definitely plan to do things over SSH still.
On 3/23/2012 1:01 PM, Scott Talbert wrote:
> At least from what I've seen, the latency on a cell phone data
> connection tends to be 300+ms which makes doing this kind of irritating.
> On Fri, 23 Mar 2012, Brandon Saxe wrote:
>> Set up OpenVPN and SSH to a host at your home running mutt?
>> On 3/23/2012 7:28 AM, Omari Norman wrote:
>> I was a happy Mutt user until I got an Android phone. It's very
>> handy to be able to read mail anywhere and to be able to delete
>> mail anywhere (most email reading consists of deletion). I used
>> to keep my mail on an IMAP web host but finally I have switched
>> to Gmail; I just don't want the hassle of maintaining mail
>> So I use Gmail on the Android and through the desktop browser
>> web interface. The one thing that annoys me about both is HTML
>> mail. What a hassle. A lot of email senders are complete idiots
>> and they don't realize that I might be reading mail on a phone
>> or even on a desktop with a screen that is only (gasp, how
>> ancient) 1024 pixels wide.
>> Of course there is a solution to this: the text/plain part. Mutt
>> will happily read this, so I might use Mutt while on a desktop
>> to read the Gmail. But I have had no luck finding a mail client
>> for Android that will allow me to prefer reading the text/plain
>> part. I was surprised K9 Mail does not do this. Any ideas?
>> (I do chuckle though as I remember that even text/plain is not a
>> 100% solution: some HUGELY idiot senders send a text/plain part
>> that says only "if you are reading this, it is because your
>> email program cannot read HTML. Click here to read our message."
>> Man, that's even dumber than just omitting the text/plain part
>> entirely! At least Mutt will render something that has only an
>> HTML part. Including a bogus text/plain part breaks the system!
>> I just trash these mails...the other thing I chuckle about is
>> websites describing how to make email that is readable on any
>> device, with all sorts of fancy HTML to help. How odd that some
>> huge email senders like Netflix and Amazon already know the
>> solution to this problem: text/plain!)
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