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3.9.2 Configuration of decodemail.

The following common configuration statements affect the behavior of decodemail:

mimeSee mime statement.
debugSee Debug Statement.
mailboxSee Mailbox Statement.
lockingSee Locking Statement.

Notably, the mime statement can be used to extend the list of types which are decoded. For example, in the file ~/.decodemail (other locations are possible, see configuration), you could have:

# base64/qp decode these mime types also:
mime {
  text-type "application/x-bibtex";
  text-type "application/x-tex";

Since the list of textual mime types is open-ended, with new types being used at any time, we do not attempt to make the built-in list comprehensive.