[vcf-midatlantic] why all my email is plain text

Ethan O'Toole telmnstr at 757.org
Fri Jul 2 19:57:31 UTC 2021

> I usually ssh into their NetBSD server and use the PINE email program.
> It's fast, responsive, and allows me to manage my email effectively.
> It also means that it's nearly impossible for malware, spyware,
> tracking cookies and other HTML atrocities to run.
> [admittedly, PINE has a LYNX ability to text-display HTML].

High five fellow Pine mail client user (alpine here!) I have my own server 
co-located at a Tier-1 internet facility. Just done it for years. Lots of 
friends have shell accounts on it and it usually hits 5 9's of uptime. 
Extra capacity if VCF needed something.

I call an external program to look at HTML links that is a just a script 
with a pause, so I can copy and paste the URLs that wrap around the 
terminal window 17 times.

Used to run NetBSD on it even, but once we went virtualized at the time 
BSD didn't behave well so moved off of it. Kind of miss it though.

 		- Ethan

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