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Old 10-03-2014, 10:30 PM   #1
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Claws Mail


Claws 3.8.1

I am hoping someone can explain something.
When I open a message in the preview pane there are a number of selections:
Multipart/mixed
Multipart/alternative
Application/pdf
(There is an arrow to the right to select a list above the preview or thumbnails)

Mail applications that I am used to usually have one selection with a link for attachments. If I only select one to look at will I miss something in the others? Is there a way to change this?

I holpe I am clear.

Thanks
 
Old 10-03-2014, 10:42 PM   #2
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There's not much to go on here. I've used Claws on several different platforms, including Windows, and haven't noticed this. That doesn't mean it wasn't there; it just means I didn't notice it.

Can you possibly post a screenshot of the mail, or at least of the relevant portion of the mail?

Note that Claws is not typical of GUI email clients, in that it defaults to plain text; you need a plugin to disply HTML. If you are used to viewing HTML mails in HTML, you will see things in Claws that you are not used to seeing.

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Old 10-03-2014, 11:55 PM   #3
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I have attached a couple of screenshots.
I am also having problems with attachments. I couldn't open some pdf attachments from the link in Claws Mail. I got an error message, but could open them from my webmail.
I would like to hear of suggestions of other email clients that are similar to Claws Mail that I could try.
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Old 10-04-2014, 12:35 AM   #4
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I'd install the fancy html viewer and try again. It's been a while, but I believe this is how my emails used to show up if they were composed in .html
 
Old 10-04-2014, 11:51 AM   #5
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I've looked and I have a message that lists the options as
message: what I'd expect
text/plain: the same, but with no header
text/html: as plain text, since I don't have an html plugin

I never seem to have any problems with attachments. Have a look at the web site: they have plugins for directly reading PDFs rather than using your reader:
http://www.claws-mail.org/plugins.php?section=downloads
The manual's quite useful as well.
 
Old 10-04-2014, 10:27 PM   #6
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That is how an HTML email looks in Claws. I didn't notice the details when I used Claws because I knew what was going on, so I looked right by it.

Technically the body of an email is an "attachment." The HTML version, if there is one, is second attachment. The format is defined by an RFC.

The HTML view plugin is called "Fancy." http://www.claws-mail.org/plugins.php

There is likely a Claws plugin package in your repos.

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