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Re: [VM] How to view HTML mail?

From: Reinhard Kotucha
Subject: Re: [VM] How to view HTML mail?
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2011 16:27:41 +0200

On 2011-04-20 at 11:36:53 +0000, Skip Montanaro wrote:

 > How do I set up VM to properly display HTML mail messages (or hand
 > them off to something which can)?  I'm running VM 8.1.93a with GNU
 > Emacs 23.1.1 on Mac OS X.  I see a variable, Vm Mime Text/Html
 > Handler, which is set to auto-select, but when I attempt to view an
 > HTML mail it says something like "inline display by nil failed".
 > (Sorry, the message doesn't stick around long in the minibuffer and
 > view-lossage doesn't display it.)  I see w3m and w3 as choices but
 > don't know what either one is or how to install them (does GNU
 > Emacs have a package installer like XEmacs?  If so, I couldn't find
 > it.)  I don't have lynx.

I have

(setq vm-mime-alternative-select-method 
      '(favorite "text/plain" "text/html"))

and it works fine.  I recommend to comment out all the other
(vm-auto-*, vm-mime-* variables) first, if you have set them.  They
caused a lot of confusion...


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