Attachment weirdness

Patrick Shanahan paka at
Mon May 13 19:45:20 UTC 2019

* jeremy bentham <dnw at> [05-13-19 15:41]:
> I used xwd to take a screen dump, then imagemagick to trim and
> save it as a gif.
> When I tried to attach it to a message, mutt decided it was
> "audio/basic", as it did with a jpeg of the same image.
> png gave me "image/png" so I did, finally, get what I 
> wanted.  But the file, of course, is a lot bigger than a gif.
> Is this just the result of my ancient copy of mutt (1.5.21)?
> (The other software is also not the Latest'n'Greatest).  Or is
> there something I can fix?

iianm, mutt does not "decide" the file-type, mime does.  you need to
adjust your mime settings.

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