[Users] Ubuntu 18.04 and HTML

Lyle Bickley lbickley at bickleywest.com
Thu Sep 27 03:11:28 CEST 2018

Hi Ricardo,

I wish that was always true, but alas it's not. Here's what happens if
an emails contains an embedded uses of ssl, such as:


In this case Dillo responds with:


The https dpi was unable to send the following HTTP query: 

GET /2018/09/04/jpmorgan-says-next-crisis-will-feature-flash-crashes-and-social-unrest.html
HTTP/1.1 Host: www.cnbc.com
User-Agent: Dillo/3.0.5
Accept: text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8
Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate
DNT: 1
Referer: https://www.cnbc.com/
Connection: close

because Dillo's prototype plugin for https support is disabled. 
If you want to test this alpha support code, just reconfigure with
--enable-ssl, recompile and reinstall. (Beware that this https support
is very limited now) To use https and SSL, you must have the OpenSSL
development libraries installed. Check your O/S distribution provider,
or check out www.openssl.org. Sent from the CNBC App. Available on
Google Play -

I did configure Dillo with --enable-ssl - but it fails to compile

I'll try the https://hg.dillo.org/dillo patch to 3.0.5 suggested by
Páder Rezső and will see if that works and will post the results...



On Thu, 27 Sep 2018 00:46:59 +0200
Ricardo Mones <ricardo at mones.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 26, 2018 at 03:15:40PM -0700, Lyle Bickley wrote:
> > On Wed, 26 Sep 2018 16:49:59 -0400
> > Dan Arico <dan_arico at aricosystems.com> wrote:
> >   
> > > So how do I display HTML email? In the past, I used the fancy
> > > plugin, but after I upgraded to 18.04 LTS, I could no longer find
> > > it.  
> > 
> > Download and install the "Dillo" browser and replace the "fancy"
> > plugin with the "dillo" plugin.  
> There was no dillo plugin in that release, Ubuntu has no package for
> it.
> It may be possible to build the fancy plugin from source, depends on
> the development libraries available on that Ubuntu release.
> > Dillo is nowhere near as nice as "fancy" - but it works for http
> > emails. It does not work for https emails. (I tried compiling it
> > from source including the "--enable-ssl" option, but it is alpha
> > code and does not work).  
> Email HTML parts are saved in local files, which are shown by dillo.
> You don't need neither https nor http protocols to read them.
> best regards,

73   NM6Y
Bickley Consulting West Inc.

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