What is it?
NeoMutt is a command line mail reader (or MUA). It's a version of Mutt with added features.
The NeoMutt project is hoping to kick-start development on the Mutt project.
NeoMutt has already attracted about twenty developers and enthusiasts.
What have you achieved, so far?
Lots of old Mutt patches have been brought up-to-date, tidied and documented.
Notably, the Sidebar patch has now been adopted by upstream Mutt.
I've been using neomutt for quite some time, and it is a great improvement over the original mutt.
Too Many Emails [that use html]
Sadly, every day I get five to twenty html only emails that are worth enough of my time that I haven't unsubscribed, and don't delete on sight. Of these emails, it feels like 98% are the kind that have no meaningful content in text only view :/ ...
Text Only HTML
Auto viewing html emails as text is a combination of a couple of settings. You can read up on some of it on neomutt's mimesupport page.
auto_view text/html alternative_order text/enriched text/plain text/html text
text/html; ~/.mutt/view_attachment.sh %s html; test=test -n "$DISPLAY" text/html; w3m %s; nametemplate=%s.html; needsterminal text/html; w3m -v -F -T text/html -dump %s; copiousoutput
auto_view uses the third mailcap entry due to
Ugg... Image Based HTML
So as I was saying, too many of these emails are gobbledygook unless viewed with images rendered. This means I am in the habit of pressing a number of keys in neomutt to launch them in a browser.
<enter> ## Open the email, and see that it is illegible v ## Open attachment view <down><down> ## Select the text/html attachment <enter> ## Open the attachment <super_L> 3 ## Have i3 jump to qutebrowser's workspace
Sure, the last one isn't neomutt's (and I will still have it regardless), but that is approximately four to five keystrokes to do-one-thing...
spendsgiving thanksgiving I got at least 100 emails trying to get me to spend money, and I thought about how I wanted a better way to open the html emails from sources I at least wanted to glance at.
And then cyber monday rolled around and I got another 300 emails (I may be exaggerating).
Initially I was overthinking the issue, and trying to find some fancy answer. My thanks to the people on freenode's #neomutt for humoring me (flatcap, antonio_). After stepping a bit back from the issue and looking at my other macros, I think I have a fairly succinct answer which should work in most situations:
## Make quick html view macro bind index,pager V noop ## Unbinds V from version macro index,pager V "<view-attachments><search>html<enter><view-mailcap><exit>"
<view-attachments> opens the attachment view,
<search>html<enter> searchs for 'html' and selects the result, and
<view-mailcap><exit> opens the text/html attachment with the mailcap and returns to the starting view.
- This would need a line like
text/html; ~/.mutt/view_attachment.sh %s html; test=test -n "$DISPLAY"in your mailcap.
- This assumes that there is only one html mime type in the file. I haven't run into more than one.
I get to press less keys (one, plus a workspace switch) when I read my annoying html emails for of images!