HTML mail - hypatheticaly speaking, of course...
wizlayer at gmail.com
Fri Jul 1 06:40:18 GMT 2005
I know this doesn't particularly pertain to FreeBSD, but I'm not
sure where I can ask...
I started a while back on a set of filters to convert html,
multipart, alternative email (any email containing HTML) to an
"alternative" form of HTML. From there, my intention was to
convert it right back to HTML and reintroduce the HTML part back
into the email before sending it on. (part of my "mail gateway"
I found that trying to create the filters was a severe pain in the
arse because of the sloppyness that HTML allows (endless
variances in the ways different composers produce it).
So as far as writing the filters, I've rm'd the project.
I still think the idea behind it could work, but I'm not sure how
to go about it.
Mail traffic as follows:
ISP <---> OBSD <---> FBSD <---> 2 desktops
FBSD- somewhat of a mixed bag of projects, but includes an
in-house mail server (sendmail/procmail/SpamAssassin/ClamAV) with
relaying limited to the two desktops.
2 desktops - FreeBSD, WinXP
Could I perhaps filter out useless/malicious code by converting
the html to pdf/latex/whatever and then convert it back to html?
Any suggestions welcome. And by the way... Personally, I prefer
plain ol' text, so I don't want to hear it... However, I don't
see why there can't be a way for anyone to have their cake and
eat it too (IE, my girlfriend wants HTML. I'm not willing to fix
her box everytime I turn around. There's got to be a server-side
solution - this my compromise! :) ).
Thanks in advance,
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