Free Microsoft Outlook Resources & Whitepapers

set the default encoding for all incoming messages

I need to know how to set the default encoding for all incoming messages?


Post your answer or comment

comments powered by Disqus
Hi
I couldn't find any option till now help me adjusting the encoding for all
incoming mails. And to make it my default encoding NOT for Outgoing only.
Moreover I find this option when I open the message in separate window,
choose other actions from the toolbar...but I don't know if I must have to do
this for each incoming message or there is a help solution..
Thank you

Is there a way to set a default font for all incoming messages? I sometimes find it difficult to read emails where sender is using unusual fonts....such as script.

Using Outlook 2002 on Termincal Services and also 2003 on Certain Computers.

Was looking for a way to set the default Font for all users to help us shape
our corporate identity.

I have tried going through the GPO Templates for Outlook and there isn't an
option in there for setting a deault font!

Any ideas?

I received a message, within Microsoft Outlook 2003, written in Arabic but
can't
read it due to different character encoding. I do not know how to change the
character
encoding for my message from Outlook 2003. I appreciate directing me to do so.
Thanks,
Kays Al-Attiya


How can I turn off the Reading Pane in the default view for all folders on new installations of Outlook 2010?

Also, when using the Reading Pane, how can I set the option to have it set at x seconds, to mark as read, turned on by default, at a setting of, say, 5 seconds?

Any solution that can achieve this is acceptable.  Be it a registry edit, GPO, etc.

I'm able to set the default font for Word 2007, but haven't figured out how
to do this for Outlook 2007 - for outgoing emails. Is there a way to do this?

I'm able to set the default font for Word 2007, but haven't figured out how
to do this for Outlook 2007 - for outgoing emails. Is there a way to do this?

Is there a way to set the archive location for all users or does each user
need to set it manually? I would like to set the archive location for
everyone to a specific location on the server. After it is set for everyone
I will leave it up to the users to change it to something else if they wish.
Any suggestions?
Thanks

Hi. I receive a lot of e-mails in Chinese and would like to view them.

Currently, I have to open each e-mail and use the
view->encoding->Chinese(Big5) to encode them properly.

Is there a default setting somewhere I can set to allow me to encode all the
messages I receive so that I can view them quickly?

(Microsoft Help does offer ways to set the default language for encoding
outgoing messages. But sadly, nothing on incoming ones).

Thank you!

I've always had my OE set to 'Arial 10 point' for composing/reading emails
and I discovered (surprisingly) that going back as far as April 2006
(possibly earlier), all recipents of my emails are getting them as Times New
Roman 10 point (TNR) regardless of whether they use an email program or
webmail. If I change default font to anything but Arial or TNR, that font
comes out OK on the recipents end (i.e. if I select Verdana as default it
comes out as Verdana on recipents email). Oddly enough, if I change default
font to TNR, and manually select Arial when composing email, the Arial
appears on recipients end.

Note, in my OE settings 'Read Fonts' are @ Western European Windows (not
'ISO') for encoding, 'Send tab' shows International settings as Western
European Windows (not ISO), Compose font as Arial 10 point. 'Read tab' has
for 'proportional font' is 'Arial'. The option 'use default encoding for
all incoming messages' is checked under "int'l settings button" (West
European Windows). Note, in my OE settings 'Read Fonts' are @ Western
European Windows (not ISO) for encoding, Send tab shows International
settings as Western European Windows (not ISO), Compose font as Arial 10
point. Internet Explorer Encoding set to "Autoselect'.

When I tested this w/ a friend who also used OE and has SAME settings as me
in OE, she said any emails I sent to her came/come out as 10 point Times New
Roman. Internet Explorer Encoding set to "Autoselect' (using IE6).

Another friend's emails to me (also sent via OE), was for a few days being
shown with the words "central european" next to subject name on the blue
toolbar of message border. But as the TNR 10 point is being displayed on
all recipients (and not Arial 10 point), regardless of whether they use an
email program or webmail, I don't think this temporary Central European tag
is essential to my problem.

I am (have always been) fully patched for XP Pro, OE, Office 2003 Pro

How can I fix my OE so all outgoing messages appear on recipents end as
Arial 10-point (keep in mind that all recipents have always had their
programs set as Arial 10 point for reading/composing)??

Thanks very much for helping me fix this!


- In Outlook Express, have Tools/Option/Read (tab) I can set and change the fonts and default encoding used when reading messages.

- So in Microsoft Outlook, I don't know the function or place to set the same as. Pls give some idea to solve it.

Tks so much !

Van Nam

I have a problem with reading my outlook messages; I recieve arabic emails
and every time i recieve an arabic email the encoding of the message is wrong
so i recieve strange caraters in both the message body and header. i have to
manually change the encoding to Arabic Windows inorder to be able to read the
message.
How can i make the default encoding for outlook for forign language to be
always Arabic ?

How do I set up a default font for the free-text area of a Contact dialogue?
I have set up default fonts for new email messages and forwarding and
replying to messages, but the font that automatically defaults in the Contact
window is a different font than any I have designated elsewhere. I end up
having to change it everytime I type additional info within a contact.

I have Office '03/Windows XP.
I have a .jpg image which I would like as the default background for all
messages in Outlook without having to insert it each time I create a message.
Help accomplishing this would be appreciated. ~ Dan

Hi there,

Is it possible to set a default font for all owa users?

Thanks,
Pieter Paul

How do I go about copying or archiving all incoming and outgoing messages to
a specific mailbox? I know I can do all incoming messages under delivery
options in the exchange general tab of the user in active directory and
specify the mailbox account for all incoming messages to be forwarded here,
but not outgoing... is it something easy I'm missing? I only have one
exchange server, a 2000 advanced server running exchange 2003. Thanks for
any help!

Hi all,How do I set the printing margin for all incoming messages on my MS outlook express ver 5.0 ?Please advice. Thanksps my email is ericwi@cyberway.com.sg

Message from webmail is saved in *.eml format, when opened in Outlook Express
it results in some of the characters being replaced by the character =
Even when International Read Settings are set to NOT use default encoding
for all incoming messages. Has anyone experienced this and have been able to
resolve this problem. Thanks.

I would like to set a default category for Tasks and also for Calendar items.
I know about Quick Click and might use this to turn off the default. Is
there a default setting...can I use a Macro?

How do I set up the default font in Outlook 2007 messages?

Further to my message about corrupted text (December 8th) on my OE6 from
only one Newsletter, I think I may have solved it!

I knew absolutely nothing about encoding sets but after a few hints from
this Group and reading up about this subject and other investigations I
discovered that the corrupted characters came in the Windows 1252 encoding
128 thru 159 which is different from Unicode UTF-8. (Thanks Bill)

Then, guess what? I discovered that this particular Newsletter was the only
email I ever received encoded Unicode UTF- 8. So then a bit more thinking
and donning my deerstalker I went in search of further clues. Soon my
sniffer dogs led me to a small box marked "Use Default encoding for all
Incoming Messages" that was hiding behind TOOLS; OPTIONS; READ;
INTERNATIONAL SETTINGS. This box I promptly unchecked, and low and behold
the corruption disappeared! So I am feeling a bit like a geeky Sherlock
Holmes, But I wouldn't have got there if Michael Santovec; PA Bear;
Poprivet; Frank Saunders hadn't pointed me in the right direction. Thanks
guys.

Question: Should this Newsletter revert back to Western European (Windows)
or are they doing the right thing by looking to the future?

Question: Why would anyone want to use default encoding for all incoming
messages, isn't that asking for trouble?

Question: During my investigation I discovered that my Mail Sending Format
was in HTML (been like that for ages I expect, but I never set it) which I
promptly changed to Plain Text. Would the HTML option only be a good idea if
my emails were a sort of personalised small web page?

Baz

Oh what a tangled web we weave when we practice to receive.

My e-mail text is all double spaced. I can change the spacing in each
individual message manually, but I can't figure out how to set the default
spacing for all messages to "single" space. The "Mail format" under
"options" doesn't get me anywhere.


When I create an all-day event, the default reminder is 18 hours. For other type events the reminder is my defaut, 1 day.

How do I set the default reminder for an all-day event to 1 day instead of 18 hours?

Thanks.

My e-mail text is all double spaced. I can change the spacing in each
individual message manually, but I can't figure out how to set the default
spacing for all messages to "single" space. The "Mail format" under
"options" doesn't get me anywhere.


Not finding an answer? Try a Google search.