MIME and mailcap
frank at esperance-linux.co.uk
Tue Sep 5 12:09:54 PDT 2006
On Tue, Sep 05, 2006 at 12:07:42PM -0500, Paul Schmehl wrote:
> I'm trying to understand the use of mailcap for MIME translation within a
> mail client. I installed mail/metamail, which created a .mailcap file in
> my home directory. That file appears to be a copy of the run-mailcap
> script. But what does it do? It seems like it does nothing.
> What I'm trying to do is get the mail client to open an image viewer when I
> double-click on a jpeg attachment. The mail client is designed to source
> the mailcap file from /etc/, /usr/local/etc/ and from ~/.mailcap.
> What am I missing here? What's the best/proper way to do this?
Put this in ~/.mailcap:
There are some others you may find useful. I use mutt.
echo "f r a n k @ e s p e r a n c e - l i n u x . c o . u k" | sed 's/ //g'
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