New mutt-devel problems with text/html processing

Jeremy Chadwick freebsd at
Thu Oct 7 13:51:42 UTC 2010

On Thu, Oct 07, 2010 at 08:22:09AM -0500, Bob Willcox wrote:
> The new version of mutt-devel nolonger honors my mailcap entry to invoke lynx
> when it encounters a text/html file type. Instead it simply displays the raw
> html text. According to their UPDATING file, they say:
>     "all text/* parts can be displayed inline without mailcap"
> Which is suspiciously in the realm of the problem I'm seeing.
> Perhaps there's now some other way of displaying text/html files w/o mailcap
> and an external program that I'm missing?

Looks relevant, with a response from Michael Elkins explaining the

Basically, it appears that as of 1.5.21, mutt only displays text/* MIME
types using its own internal engine.  If you want the old behaviour,
when selecting the attachment/entry, press "m".

Personally I don't like this change, but I'll deal with it.

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