HTML-stripping mail reader?
Anyone know of a mail client that can strip html tags from a message and just keep the content? Automagicly? (In effect converting html mails to regular text)
The Bat ( http://www.ritlabs.com/the_bat/ ) has an option to display any message as text only.
--> In Apple Mail there is an option to "display only the text portion of an HTML message" (under Viewing Preferences). But I suspect you're using Windows, you didn't say?
and btw: Im running all three major platforms, but I read my mail on the win box.
Outlook(not sure what version will have it since I have 2003): Options->E-mail options -> Read all standard mail in plain text
Mozilla has "View|Message Body As" with options "original HTML", simplified HTML and plaintext.
Thunderbird has the same options as Mozilla.
In Outlook Express (I think it's only in the latest version) you can go to Tools -> Options -> Read, and there is a setting "Read all messages in plaing text". Works great!
Both outlook and Outlook express offer this in the preview pane.
I work with email lots. Once I was manually unsubbing someone from a list, the unsub request came from a governmental department and cc'ed was the original out-going email. The original outgoing email was in html, and somehow a filter at their end rendered it into text only and textual page with all the tables reserved. Very impressive. My old college friend Pat (http://www.csh.rit.edu/~pat/, email him for the library) had a library that will take text and spew+autowrap them into user-specified ascii blocks in a X by Y character-based canvas, with a library like that you could build the right kind of html-aware preview pane we all wish was added to Outlook.
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