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

From: Paul Fox
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] message rewrite/fix up
Date: Sun, 03 Feb 2013 14:40:09 -0500

david wrote:
 > 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

i feel like i also get html mail that isn't (or isn't properly)
mime-encoded at all -- i have to manually extract the entire body
and run elinks or firefox on that.  of course i can't lay my hands
on such a message right now.  so that would be similar to the
above, without the initial hint.


 >   * 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.
 > David
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 paul fox, address@hidden (arlington, ma, where it's 23.9 degrees)

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