Re: [Evolution] attachment.dat

I don't know about winmail.dat but if there is an add-on for Evolution
that will strip markup from a content-type: text/html message so I can
view the message (pretty or not) in the reading pane then point the
And yes, trading work-arounds, but at least it's not the users that will
have to use the workaround because there email clients are set to view
messages as plain text by Evolution policy.

-----Original Message-----
From: Reid Thompson <reid thompson ateb com>
Reply-to: reid thompson ateb com
To: electronjockey hotmail com
Cc: Milan Crha <mcrha redhat com>, evolution-list gnome org
Subject: Re: [Evolution] attachment.dat
Date: Thu, 05 Nov 2009 09:54:50 -0500
Mailer: Evolution 2.28.2 

On Thu, 2009-11-05 at 07:23 -0500, ElectronJockey wrote:
I understand the comment and the feature. I get it, I got it the first
time, but this behaviour is inconsistent with that of other email client
apps, and will thus prevent me from using Evolution.
What's inconsistent?  That evo doesn't automatically convert an email
consisting only of a winmail.dat attachment to plain text?  IIRC,
thunderbird requires an addon to handle this type of email also.

I'm going to have to go with Thunderbird, which is unfortunate because
the Exchange integration would have been nice to have. But having to use
a work around because the sender doesn't know how to send a text/plain
vice text/html and my LAN policy is to allow plain text email is just
not workable.
So you trade one workaround for another, choosing an email client w/o
exchange integration because setting Prefer Plain Text is not
acceptable.  I don't understand the LAN policy comment:
1) setting your preferences to compose in plain text means that all your
outgoing email will be plain text, including emails that you reply to or
forward that contain only winmail.dat, providing you set your
preferences to reply/forward inline, keeping you within your LAN policy
2) if the policy statement is meant to imply that your LAN will *only*
accept plain text email, then it's invalid, as you obviously receive non
plain text email.
I'd still like to know what the mechanism is whereby the reply window
can display the text from the HTML when sending as plain text. Should I
submit this as a bug or feature request? 

-----Original Message-----
From: Milan Crha <mcrha redhat com>
To: evolution-list gnome org
Subject: Re: [Evolution] attachment.dat
Date: Wed, 04 Nov 2009 18:09:30 +0100

On Wed, 2009-11-04 at 10:44 -0500, ElectronJockey wrote:
But why then, when I reply to the message can I read the original even
though I'm composing plain text? Seems like, whatever code handles the
reply is parsing the text from the HTML source. Why doesn't/can't the
reading pane do this?

Did you read the bug I gave a link to? Specifically in this comment
is a little explanation what is causing that.

Maybe you didn't get it from my initial posting, so once again: you
instructed Prefer-plain plugin to not show you any text/html part, so it
does that. Not the best way of doing it, hence the fix in the above bug.
You can let it work more properly when you change the prefer-plain
option to the "Prefer PLAIN" even without the fix, on the same place as
you read:

I forgot to mention I have the Mail Preferences > HTML Messages >
Plain Text Mode to "Only ever show PLAIN". 


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