I'd like the option for certain emails and/or recipients to have a script run before sending (whether automatically or by pressing a keybinding) which takes my
text/plain, runs a script over it, and then attaches the output of that script with the
text/html type, setting the whole message to
Side ramble: It might be nice if this happened automatically immediately before sending but only if the body type was currently set to
text/markdown, as this would mean the pending email is never in a state where I edit the source again but forget to regenerate the HTML, and I still have the option to send only
text/plain. Then I'd have another binding to set the content type of the body to
text/markdown, so that this would be picked up. But then I also have the issue that a lot of mail clients (Gmail included) refuse to render
text/markdown (even as plain text), instead offering it as a download, so I'd need to have the content type of the source part switched back to
Is such a thing possible with mutt?
Sadly as far as I can tell mutt doesn't support sending
multipart/alternative messages, refusing to send anything but
multipart/mixed, but I'd love to be shown I'm wrong.
The best solution I've been able to come up with is this macro:
macro compose M "<filter-entry>commonmark<return>y<edit-type><kill-line>text/html<return>" "convert message to HTML with Commonmark"
There are a few issues with this:
- It entirely replaces the original plain text, so it's then much harder to edit
- I don't like that there's the
yin the macro to say yes to the dialog asking whether it's okay to overwrite the file
- I have to press return after this runs
- And of course the main thing: it doesn't send the plain text alternative
Is there a better solution?
I'm potentially open to another text-mode mail client, as long as it
- is usable with Google Apps, and syncs flags etc in both directions
- supports GPG
- has vim-like bindings, or I can configure them
- lets me use vim as a message editor
- has a threaded message view
- allows me to filter/search mail in a somewhat sophisticated way (sender, recipient, presence of attachments, subject and body text search)
- handles attachment types a bit like mutt, i.e. mailcap or equivalent so I can run incoming HTML mail through lynx, or press something to open it in the graphical browser if need be, I can launch image viewers at a button press, and so on