#2131 accepted
Timothy Mueller-Harder

"Prefer Plain Text" heuristics

Reported by Timothy Mueller-Harder | October 8th, 2018 @ 09:26 PM

I get enough necessarily-formatted email that I have MmPreferPlainText disabled, but I also get a fair amount of unnecessarily-formatted email which would look nicer if shown in plain text.

It would be nice if the preference for default formatting option could have some kind of filter to determine, for a given message, which alternative should be displayed by default.

For example, almost all of the messages for which I would prefer HTML view are from newsletters and noreply addresses. For me, it would be ideal if those would be shown as HTML, and everything else would display as plain text.

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  • benny

    benny November 21st, 2018 @ 10:24 AM

    • State changed from “new” to “accepted”

    Future changes to how mailbox related state is saved could possibly allow you to at least make this setting depend on the currently selected mailbox, for example, to only use it for mailing list mailboxes.

    But I think a solution similar to the Image Blocking setting (in the Security preferences pane) might make more sense. In any case, I'm open to providing some configurability.

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