Survey: Who out there is still using a non-HTML email reader? Anybody?
July 22nd, 2008 |
12 comments to mail readers
Me! I still read email in an SSH session to sidey.
If someone sends you an HTML email (e.g., from Gmail), is it painful? Or does Gmail automatically include a text version which your reader will automatically display?
Emails with graphics blow (PayPal, for example, is extremely bad about this.) I haven’t noticed a problem with regular old personal webmail, though. Even the downmarket hosts like Yahoo send a plaintext version.
Gawd! I remember somebody sent me an painfully HTML-intensive, HTML-only email while I was at WPI. I had to export the mail and read it in lynx to even get the text out. I think it was from some online website I had bought something from. No idea what they were using as their mail client…
If it’s in bare HTML, i pipe the message through lynx -stdin -dump. If it’s in base64, i save the HTML attachment and then use lynx to view the file.
Me! I’m using mutt on sidey. I’m not sure about gmail and html, though. Send me a test if you like.
I’m still using pine.
I use pine.
I use mutt. If I get something particularly gruesome to look at that way I just forward to my gmail account and go look there. For most messages lynx will give me the gist, but there’s a few things that mutt doesn’t even recognize as html (not sure what they’re sent from though)
i also use mutt, but i am smart enough to set lynx as my html mail viewer, so it’s not at all painful for me
I also read mail on sidehack using mutt, with lynx for html text. On the rare occasion that someone sends me non-text content that I actually want to look at I’ll transfer it to my Windows XP machine to do that, which is annoying enough that I’m glad I don’t have to do it often.
I also use pine. I tried to switch to mutt but my pine habits made it painful. I will probably ultimately switch to a more fully-featured (and relevant to modern email habits) client eventually. But I resist. I use some procmail as well, but not really that much.