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Re: Using both Mutt and graphical email client with maildir

On Mon, Oct 03, 2005 at 05:38:35AM -0700, Ric Otte wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been using mutt for several years, and really like it except for
> when I need to follow a link.  I've tried using urlview, but gave up
> because I often didn't know what the urls were linked to.  For
> example, if I have an email with 50 links, when I call urlview I often
> have no idea what link I want (all I see are the urls, and not any
> text that will tell me what the links are for).  Since urlview didn't
> work well for me, I usually simply copy and paste the link into
> Firefox, but I keep thinking there must be an easier way.  
> So I've been thinking it would be nice to use mutt most of the time,
> but have an alternative graphical email client that I could use once a
> day or so to read my email with links in them.  Is there a reason not
> to do this that I have overlooked?  Additionally I would then see
> images in the email.  

Using mutt, I use cut & paste with firefox (should work with other
browsers too) to follow links in email messages. Just mouse-select the
URL and middle-click in a firefox window. I don't think a graphical
email client can get much more convenient -- not enough for me to consider
going through the hassle of getting used to one, anyway.

For added browsing / image viewing convenience, I have

    text/html; lynx -force_html %s
    application/postscript; gv %s
    image/x-eps; gv %s
    image/*; display %s
    application/pdf; acroread %s

in my ~/.mailcap .

Best regards, Jan
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