View HTML without autoview

Erik Christiansen dvalin at
Thu Mar 15 11:32:47 UTC 2018

On 14.03.18 23:23, David Woodfall wrote:
> On (14/03/18 16:01), Ian Zimmerman <itz at> put forth the proposition:
> > On 2018-03-14 13:13, David Woodfall wrote:
> > 
> > > > Previously, I used elinks and it works fine with autoview, however
> > > > when I try to pipe to it it also renders the headers instead of just
> > > > the body.
> > 
> > When you try a pipe, is that piping the message (as a pipe command would
> > do in the index view) or just the html MIME part (as a pipe command in
> > the attachment view would do)?
> It does the whole message. I seem to get messages where the entire
> message is html with no separate html part. Mostly from,
> even though I set to receive mail in plain text only.

To strip headers there, is pipe_decode useful? The manual says: "When
set, Mutt will weed headers and will attempt to decode the messages
first." Whether an "ignore *" is also needed to make it weed out all
headers, I haven't tested.


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