Indicating the presence of attachments
mutt, I can tell an email has an attachment because it is indicated in the email's display itself:
[-- Attachment #1 --] [-- Type: text/plain, Encoding: quoted-printable, Size: 0.3K --] body text here [-- Attachment #2: IMG_1234.JPG --] [-- Type: image/jpeg, Encoding: base64, Size: 682K --] [-- image/jpeg is unsupported (use 'v' to view this part) --]
I've also created a colour scheme to highlight these entries in the index (although I am forced to use the arrow cursor). In my
color index green color231 "~X 1-"
Doesn't always work
However, sometimes emails with attachments are not indicated in the email display, nor highlighted in the index. These emails are structured as follows, after pressing
-> I 1 <no description> [multipa/alternativ, 7bit, 12M] I 2 ├─><no description> [text/plain, 7bit, us-ascii, 0.1K] I 3 └─><no description> [multipa/related, 7bit, 12M] I 4 ├─><no description> [text/html, quoted, us-ascii, 1.4K] I 5 ├─>IMG_1234.jpeg [image/jpeg, base64, 3.9M] I 6 ├─>IMG_1235.jpeg [image/jpeg, base64, 1.4M] I 7 ├─>IMG_1236.jpeg [image/jpeg, base64, 3.0M] I 8 └─>IMG_1237.jpeg [image/jpeg, base64, 4.4M]
This example was created in Apple Mail. Possibly this is a bug with this client. Nevertheless, how can I make
mutt indicate the presence of attachments? I've missed some attachments as a consequence.
What I've tried
One possible option that I explored was to highlight all emails above some arbitrary size, but this obviously doesn't work in all cases (and doesn't indicate the attachments in the email display itself).
color index green color231 "~z 30K-"