[ale] PhreakNIC 18! (pt01/02)

Robert Reese ale at sixit.com
Sun Aug 24 13:19:33 EDT 2014

Hello JD,

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.

>> Robert~

>>> 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.

>>>> https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/24804852/phreaknic-ascii-art.gif

>>>> Why the hell isn't there a plain-text email client for Android? :sigh:

>>>> Robert~
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 Robert                            mailto:ale at sixit.com

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