Re: plain text vs. html

From: Jason Wong (security.focus@gremlins.com.hk)
Date: 05/08/02


From: Jason Wong <security.focus@gremlins.com.hk>
To: focus-linux@securityfocus.com
Date: Wed, 8 May 2002 14:54:05 +0800

On Tuesday 07 May 2002 07:43, Miklos Bagi Jr. wrote:
> Hello,
>
> Well, I'm in this trap. I'm sure if my company were use plain text as
> emailing there wouldn't be any chance to get such infections like html
> mails are carrying inside of them. My question is:
>
> Is there any way to filter out html mails and "convert" them to plain text?

Not with 100% reliability.

> As I see on my e-mail client (kmail), it does it really nice, but what I'm
> really looking for is doing it "on-the-fly" by sendmail for example.

AFAIK kmail has no html->text conversion capability. Most HTML mail comes
with a plaintext part and an HTML part and it is up to the mail client which
part to display.

-- 
Jason Wong -> Gremlins Associates -> www.gremlins.com.hk

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