Display the contents of a mail present on the server.
If a field of the header (in particular To: and Cc:) occupy several
lines, only the first line will be displayed. The downloading of the
mail will make it possible to see this field in entirety.
If the e-mail includes several sections, this command displays the
text of the e-mail and the names of the attached files.
By default, when the mail is available both in text version (text/plain)
and in html version (text/html), the version text/plain that is
Four options allow to display the text/html section after doing
several changes to make the content more readable.
The option -h displays the text/html section such as
it is in the mail.
The option -H displays the text of the text/html section
after taking off HTML tags and converting special characters
The option -b displays the part of text/html section
from the tag <body ...>
The option -B displays the text of the part of the
text/html section from the tag <body ...> after
taking off HTML tags and converting several special
The interest of the options -b and -B is to avoid to
display the list of CSS definitions which is sometimes very long
on several mails without necessarily using the majority of these
definitions later in the mail !
Contrarily to the options -h and -H , they allow
to limit the display to the most important.
If a attached filename has at least 2 extensions, or only one
extention other than .exe , and than the contents of the
file starts with the signature of achievable MS-DOS/Windows , the
indication VIRUS ? will be also displayed.