On Mon, Mar 11, 2002 at 02:17:22PM +0000, kevin lyda wrote:
> no, it was less helpful, because if you'd have just read through the
> manual you would have come across...
>> ...the mime_forward_decode option which defaults to no (you should set
> it to ask-no or ask-yes).
I _did_ read the documentation. I even posted the url to the section of
the mutt manual in my original posting. I _did_ come across the
mime_forward_decode option. Here is the entry for mime_forward_decode:
Controls the decoding of complex MIME messages into text/plain when
forwarding a message while `` $mime_forward'' is set. Otherwise ``
$forward_decode'' is used instead.
Now if that says clearly that setting this option will allow me to
forward with attachments, then I'm a frenchman. I don't want to decode
the attachments, they might be data. I just want to attach them.
>> mutt comes incredibly well documented. they didn't type it out of sheer
> boredom - that came during the process. take advantage of it.
>As I've already said, I did read the documentation, and I personally
think it's pretty crap. They seem to have forgotten to use english.
> it most certainly isn't. i get tons of forwarded messages that contain
> multiple (read: a dozen) rfc822's nested inside one another. if someone
> sends me a scary cat poster (thank you paulj) and i'd like to forward
> it on, there's no need to forward his message body, just the picture.
That wasn't what I was refering to. To be able to forward individual
attachments is indeed a very useful feature. My point is that if that
was the only way to forward them it would be a royal PITA to forward a
mail with say 20 attachments.
>> *very* rarely do i forward attachments from the index pane, though i
> do have mime_forward_decode set to ask-no on the amazingly off chance
> i might want to. usually when i'm forwarding attachments it's just
> after i've viewed them so i'm already in the attachment pane.
Well usually in my case, I want to forward a mail with attachments
because it contains a word document, or some other format that I can't
open on my linux account.
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