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[Discuss] Converting "rich" (MIME) email to plain text

On Wed, Feb 17, 2016 at 12:53 PM, Rich Pieri <richard.pieri at>

> On 2/17/2016 12:07 PM, Mike Small wrote:
> > Maybe Thunderbird has something like this, perhaps via a plugin, but my
> > (limited) Thunderbird experience has been uninspiring.
> Thunderbird has three options for body display: original HTML which uses
> the full Gecko rendering engine (less any scripting), simplified HTML
> and Plain Text. I have mine set to Plain Text and use an addon called
> Allow HTML Temp for the occasions where I need to see the full HTML
> versions.
> For command line use... not sure. mpack and munpack are supposed to be
> for encoded binaries but they might work for extracting other parts.
> Some google searching turns up a tool called reformime which reformats
> MIME messages. Might be something useful there.

For the Linux command line, you could use "elinks --dump" in your .mailcap
for the
text/html entry.


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