format=flowed incorrect line wrapping

David Edmondson dme at
Fri Dec 21 03:54:46 PST 2018

On Thursday, 2018-12-20 at 07:00:08 -07, Nicolas Bock wrote:

> sorry I didn't explain my problem very well. What I am looking for 
> is to reflow (to borrow a term from NeoMutt [1]) an email message 
> that I am _reading_ to the buffer width.  Currently format=flowed 
> emails are simply shown as they are in the raw email body. Editing 
> and sending emails in format=flowed works fine.

Currently emacs doesn't know that the text/plain part has the
format=flowed attribute, so it can't do anything about it.

Two options occur to me:
- ensure that emacs knows the attributes of the part so that it could be
  extended to do something useful,
- have notmuch remove newlines as appropriate from the part so that
  the long line wrapping done by `notmuch-wash-wrap-long-lines' takes

Does anyone have suggestions as to which might be a better approach?

Another lonely day, no one here but me-o.

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