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Re: [Nmh-workers] message rewrite/fix up

From: Joel Uckelman
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] message rewrite/fix up
Date: Sun, 03 Feb 2013 12:32:56 -0700

Thus spake David Levine:
> I've been getting text emails with only a text/html
> Content-Type, with no alternative text/plain part.
> Microsoft Exchange and Outlook have settings to do that:
>   http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998896(v=exchg.65).aspx
>   http://support.microsoft.com/kb/323195
> This is so annoying (/rude) that I'm finally going to cobble
> up a utility to rewrite a message.  I've wanted that anyway
> so I can decode a message's parts and then grep, repl, forw,
> etc.  I've been using a perl script to do that for years, so
> I never migrated to replyfilter.  And it doesn't help with
> grep.
> I'm thinking of something that could traverse the parts of a
> message and do things such as:
>   * move a solitary text/html into a multipart/alternative
>     with a sibling text/plain, generated using what mhshow
>     does
>   * decode base64 and Q-P parts
>   * change Q-P (or base64) in a multipart C-T-E header to
>     7bit or 8bit, to address that problem we've heard about
>     a few times recently
>   * fix mismatched MIME boundaries
> Anything else?  It looks like mhtest plus some of the
> functions in mhshow and mhstore could do this without
> too much trouble.

Please add:

    * kick senders of these messages in the head

Seriously, I would love to have the thing you're proposing, especially
if it works with repl. I'm getting increasing amounts of mail which I
can't conveniently reply to becuase it doesn't get decoded.


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