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Old 06-18-2014, 03:17 PM   #1
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Claws Mail: can't read email links


I am using Claws Mail 3.8.1
I am getting some problems with viewing email:
I subscribe to a mailing list and get daily digests. In them are links to threads and I can't click on them. I changed the preferences > message view > text options > html messages. I tried all options and "render html as text" is the only way I can read the message, but I can't click on the heading to read the message.

Is there a way to fix this? Ideally I would like to be able to read the message as text, but have the options to read some messages that I trust as html.

Thanks
 
Old 06-18-2014, 07:03 PM   #2
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I've not encountered this issue. I can click on a link in a text email in Claws and have it open in my designated browser. Is it possible there's something unorthodox about the syntax of the link?

There's a Claws plugin to render an email as HTML. It doesn't display the email as HTML initially, but you can click on its little icon to the right of the mail display and it will display the email in HTML format. It works quite nicely. You can read about it and other plugins here: http://www.claws-mail.org/faq/index....y_available.3F

The plugins are likely in the repos.
 
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I had that happen on one system - I could never get to the bottom of it.
No longer using claws on that system, so I can't go back and check. No plugins were being used.
 
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syg00, what system was it? I've used Claws on Debian, Slackware, and (blush) Windows and haven't run into this.
 
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Ubuntu - maybe Mint by then. Caused so much grief for herself that I switched her to Thunderbird.
I wonder if it's as simple as something like not having any browser set as the default on startup.
 
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I wonder if it's as simple as something like not having any browser set as the default on startup.
I doubt it. Most distros set a file association for a browser (and other file types) by default and leave it to you to change it if you wish. In my experience, Mint and Ubuntu, which try to be turnkey distros, certainly do so.
 
Old 06-18-2014, 09:36 PM   #7
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I've not encountered this issue. I can click on a link in a text email in Claws and have it open in my designated browser. Is it possible there's something unorthodox about the syntax of the link?
I attached a snapshot of the email. When I view it through my ISP email online it works. Each line is a link to an email. I can open internet links with claws.
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Old 06-19-2014, 05:47 PM   #8
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I'm guessing the links are embedded in the HTML.

Claws defaults to plain text; installing the HTML plugin does not change that. Have you tested with the HTML plugin? I think it's called "Fancy." It's in the Claws plugin package in the Debian repos.

From the screenshot, it looks as if you have it installed. I think I see its icon in the window frame just to the right of the email--the one that looks like a page of text with a blue dot on it. If I can see clearly from here in Virginia, try clicking on that to render the email in HTML and test again.

If it's not installed but you have installed the plugins package, click Configuration-->Plugins-->Load Plugins and see if it appears in the list to be loaded.

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Old 06-23-2014, 06:51 PM   #9
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I gtkhtm2_viewer.so installed. I can scroll down in the email to read the text. When I use the email in my ISP the link will take me to the section I want to read. It's just easier that way.

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