How to convert to plain ASCII text emails with attachments formatted in .doc

From: Don Saklad (
Date: 02/01/05

Date: 1 Feb 2005 11:59:48 -0800

For an iMac apple computer OS X 10.3.7 how do you set something up that
converts emails from our Boston City Council Human Rights Committee
that have attached text formatted in .doc

City Hall is unwilling to send plain text formatting !

When possible I avoid downloading the messages onto the computer here

Would SOffice work in a linux environment ?..
I read my email on a linux university system using rmail in emacs.

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