On 2019-10-29, <nunojsi...@ist.utl.pt> (Nuno Silva) <nunojsi...@ist.utl.pt> wrote: > On 2019-10-29, John Long wrote: > >> On Tue, 29 Oct 2019 14:50:05 -0400 >> Patrick Shanahan <p...@opensuse.org> wrote: >> >>> * Grant Edwards <grant.b.edwa...@gmail.com> [10-29-19 13:10]: > [...] >>> > Muttdown (a "sendmail" filter) which creates mutlipart alternative >>> > html/text messages is the only reason I've been able to continue to >>> > use mutt for the past 5-6 years. About 90% of the people to whom I >>> > send email can't deal with plaintext only. The display of plaintext >>> > is butchered horribly by Outlook, >> >> This is sadly, absolutely true. It's beyond frustrating to format an >> email carefully in ASCII text and then have it look like a telegram >> from Charles Manson by the time Outlook is done with it. > [...] > > What about composing html in the text editor and changing the > content-type to text/html with ^T in mutt?
The only what that's practical is to put everything inside <pre></pre> with some embedded CSS to pick a fixed font. In theory that could work. Muttdown is far, far simpler and produces very nice looking results. It allows multi-level quoting, lists, code blocks, and so on. The key is to bind a button/command in your editor to a 'preview' command that runs the buffer through muttdown and shows the result in a browser. That gives you a pretty good idea what the recipient will see. > It might be inconvenient for more complex messages, but could perhaps > help in these cases where you're sending something that would otherwise > go as plain text to Outlook users. -- Grant Edwards grant.b.edwards Yow! Used staples are good at with SOY SAUCE! gmail.com