[Mimedefang] Re: html to text (Matt Kozloski)

David F. Skoll dfs at roaringpenguin.com
Tue Mar 12 10:54:33 EST 2002

On Tue, 12 Mar 2002, Kozloski, Matthew wrote:

> I am just dropping the text/html part of the message.  It has worked well,
> and we haven't lost anything.

That's somewhat dangerous.  Many mailers use multipart/alternative to
include both plain-text and HTML versions of the same message, but
some do not.

If you want to convert HTML to text and are not on a busy mail server,
something like this should work:

if ($type eq "text/html") {
              "lynx -nobold -nolist -dump FILTERINPUT > FILTEROUTPUT");
    $entity->head->mime_attr("content-type" => "text/plain");

If you are on a busy mail server, forking and execing lynx might be too



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