Re: how to read http mails in mutt mail reader (vim)?
> I've just installed mutt in Debian, one problem is there are some
> mails from news lists with HTTP format, it was fine when I use Mozilla
> mail reader, but with mutt and vim, I could not read the HTTP format
> mails. One solution I can think of is to use lynx, but I don't know
> how to config mutt with lynx. How do you handle this issue?
mutt needs to be trained. You could tell it to use urlview via macro,
but I see no need for it. Install w3m, and it'll do everything you
In your ~/.mailcap, add:
multipart/alternative ; /usr/bin/w3m -dump %s; copiousoutput; nametemplate=%s.html
multipart/related ; /usr/bin/w3m -dump %s; copiousoutput; nametemplate=%s.html
text/html ; /usr/bin/w3m -T text/html -dump %s ; copiousoutput
then tell mutt this (~/.muttrc):
macro index \cB |'w3m -m -cookie'\n 'call w3m to extract URLs out of a message'
macro pager \cB |'w3m -m -cookie'\n 'call w3m to extract URLs out of a message'
Then, CTRL-b invokes w3m on the mail you're reading, ":" highlights
links, and TAB moves to the next one, and Enter goes to that link. To
configure w3m, type "o" when it's running. Hit "q" and you're back in
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