[Users] HTML presentation plugin

Shai Berger shai at platonix.com
Sun Dec 3 10:13:00 CET 2017


One of the features I need in a mail client is inline presentation of HTML 
mails. I really like Claws' attitude towards HTML in mail -- never produce it 
yourself, default to not presenting HTML -- but to my regret, I cannot impose 
that attitude on everyone I communicate with.

When I started my "move to Claws" project, I noted that Claws supports HTML 
mail presentation via different plugins. However, it seems that these plugins 
have gone stale -- Debian includes none of them, the Fancy plugin is now 
considered insecure, and the Dillo and Html2gtk plugins have been removed from 
the list of plugins[1].

I tried the basic workarounds I found suggested online -- the "open with" 
functionality, with a browser. I found that Firefox and Chrome do not get the 
right encoding, and that Dillo does not seem to support Right-to-Left 
languages. So, none of these seem usable for me.

Is there work going on to restore this functionality?

If not, and I want to try, where would be a good place to start?


[1] http://www.claws-mail.org/plugins.php 

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