[ale] PhreakNIC 18! (pt01/02)
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Sun Aug 24 13:19:33 EDT 2014
Friday, August 22, 2014, 12:05:44 PM, you wrote:
> So I'm confused. I use K9 and looked at the ascii art from that message in K9.
> Looked perfect.
I'm not saying K9 doesn't display plain-text. I'm saying it won't display HTML as plain-text only.
> OTOH, my default view for all email systems and clients is 7bit ascii.
> Simplifies life when some mail systems don't include the ascii - so I don't have
> to bother with those emails at all - they appear empty. Big time-saver for me. ;)
Me too, whenever possible. I don't run my own mail server, so I can't strip out HTML and attachments at that point. My email client also displays plain-text only. Unfortunately, I don't have - and can't find - an Android email app that lets me view my email in 100% plain-text.
> If I really, really, really want to see the html email, I can use webmail ... er
> ... which happens about 3 times a year. The same applies to PPTX files. ;)
LOL. Me too. Except PowerPoint files get deleted as soon as they come in with a firebomb reply to not send attachments, only links, and especially never send me MS Office files. PDF works very well, particularly with PowerPoint. If I did run my own mail server, that process would be automated.
> On 08/22/2014 11:20 AM, Robert Reese wrote:
>> Thursday, August 21, 2014, 1:43:38 PM, JD wrote:
>>> K9-mail - looks great here.
>> Nope, it still displays HTML email as HTML, not plain-text. No way to force it to show email as plain-text. A serious failing of K9. Of course, I have mentioned this to the dev group a few times, only to be ignored each time.
>>> Or just ssh into your Linux machine back home and run pine/elm/mutt - whatever
>>> mail client you like.
>> That's a tremendous amount of trouble and effort just to view email as plain-text on an Android.
>>> On 08/21/2014 01:15 PM, Robert Reese wrote:
>>>> Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 10:27:32 AM, Jim wrote:
>>>>> For those stuck on gmail, the ascii art was clobbered.
>>>>> See screenshot where it worked for old-school beauty.
>>>> Why the hell isn't there a plain-text email client for Android? :sigh:
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