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Outlook automatically converting HTML message to plain text

The problem i'm having on one desktop is that everything in outlook is set
for html message format, but when the message is received by someone else it
has been converted to plain text which makes all of the logo's pictures be
included as attachments. any help out there on this issue. Is there any
registry settings that i can check.

thanks
danny


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Outlook converts all email to plain text and strips the links. i have tried
unchecking "read all standard email in plain text" under email options and it
doesn't change the conversion.

My Junk E-mail folder in Outlook 2003 with SP2 or SP3 is supposed to convert
HTML messages to plain text. But it doesn't - HTML is displaying.
Messages are being moved into Junk Email as I'd expect from my previous PC,
but they're displaying as HTML.

I have a new PC with Outlook 2003. I had SP2 installed and found this
problem. I've since fully uninstalled Office 2003 Professional, and
reinstalled it, and then applied SP3 as that has just become available, but I
get the same problem.

I tried deleting the PST file (I'm using a home PC with POP3 account) to
force Outlook to recreate a new set of folders, but I still get the same
problem.

I have a time-limited version of Norton 2006 which came with the PC - I
believe it's virus scanning emails but not looking for Spam.

What's gone wrong? How do I reset it.

Thanks for your help,
David

Hi there, I have looked through these forums, and found a couple of people experiencing similar problems, but have yet to run across any solutions. I am running Outlook 2007, and some emails that I receive that are HTML formatted get downloaded as plain text. There is nothing in the Infobar indicating that they were reformatted, but if I view the messages directly via the Gmail web interface, the message shows up properly formatted.

I have already looked in the Trust Center, and I do not have it set to automatically download all messages as plain text, nor do I have it set to block downloading images.

Some HTML messages come across and are formatted just fine, but others are not. It looks to me like it might be messages from certain senders, but I would have to do some more digging through my messages to make that final determination. If anyone here can provide any suggestions or guidance to this very odd problem, I would be very grateful!

I am on a few mailing lists that send information in html-formatted emails.
Recently the emails started appearing in my outlook inbox in plain text,
making them virtually unreadable (all of the hyperlink addresses are spelled
out). When I access the email from the internet, they appear in html as they
should, which means the problem is apparently within Outlook 2007. I didn't
intentionally set up my mailboxes to block html messages, and in fact some
html-formatted emails still get through. Does anyone know why this started
happening and how I can fix it? Thanks!

Is there anyway that when a message arrives, that I can have a custom rule that checks for key works 'sent from my windows mobile' and converts the message from HTML to plain text. we have users in the organization that have visula problems, and we can control plain text messages by making them bold and size 12. But if the message is in HTML it can not be done,

any ideas

Thanks.
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Hi!
How can I set MS Exchange to convert all messages sent to specific domine in html format to plain-text format? Also the pictures from html-body must be attached to the plain-text message.
Thanks.

Good afternoon! I thought there would be a simple solution to this, but I'm
hard pressed to find an answer.

How can I convert all incoming e-mail (especially HTML messages) to plain
text at the Exchange server level? I don't want the user to be able to
control this (for their own protection). I know this can be done in Outlook,
but seems ridiculous that I have to go to every users desk to change this.

I have an Exchange 2000 and 2003 server in our organization. Please help!!

Thank you!

It's not a bug that I've ever seen...does this article help at all?
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HP012329961033.asp x

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"Vee Dell" wrote:

> Is this a bug with Outlook 2007? When I forward an email that has been
> formatted in html,
> it changes to plain text in the forwarded message. I can change it back to
> html, but all the
> links are not highlighted. Very frustrating!
>
> Thanks
> Vee
>

Is this a bug with Outlook 2007? When I forward an email that has been
formatted in html,
it changes to plain text in the forwarded message. I can change it back to
html, but all the
links are not highlighted. Very frustrating!

Thanks
Vee

Hello,

I need help on this subject.

Outlook 2007 is displaying all received html messages in plain text. I went
to TOOLS-TRUST CENTER -EMAIL SECURITY and made sure the the option to read
all mails in plain text is not checked.

What can I do to make outlook display received html messages in html format
and not in plain text?

Thanks
Eliseo negrin

Hello,

I need help on this subject.

Outlook 2007 is displaying all received html messages in plain text. I went
to TOOLS->TRUST CENTER ->EMAIL SECURITY and made sure the the option to read
all mails in plain text is not checked.

What can I do to make outlook display received html messages in html format
and not in plain text?

Thanks
Eliseo negrin

How can Exchange 5.5 IMS be set to convert inbound email to plain text format? Will this convert unwanted and explicit HTML email to plain a plain text message?

I've got a user running Outlook 2003 and recently all incoming HTML email
(internal and external) is automatically converted to plain text. This is
not a desired function. The header in the opened email has a message that
"this email was converted to plaint text". I've looked everywhere but can't
find any place where this would be intentionally configured in the user's
Outlook client. Any ideas how to stop this?

David Dixon

I've got a user running Outlook 2003 and recently all incoming HTML email
(internal and external) is automatically converted to plain text. This is
not a desired function. The header in the opened email has a message that
"this email was converted to plaint text". I've looked everywhere but can't
find any place where this would be intentionally configured in the user's
Outlook client. Any ideas how to stop this?

David Dixon


I have Outlook 2010 (x32) with BCM 2010 (x32) running on Vista Home Premium SP1 (x32) with Comodo Internet Security (incl AV).

When I send a test HTML email to myself using the Mass E-mail feature of the BCM Marketing workspace, I receive it as plain text.

My Outlook client is not configured to convert emails to plain text (I receive numerous other HTML emails) and both my Outlook compose setting and the BCM Mass E-mail compose setting are set to compose in HTML. In fact, I actually see the HTML email in the compose window before I sends the test mass e-mail.

When I use the BCM New Items > Email Message menu option, which sends individual emails rather than mass e-mails, the email arrives coded in HTML, looking just as it was designed.

I am also able to send the same HTML email using plain Outlook and it also arrives coded in HTML just as designed. Obviously, I'm trying to send numerous emails (to a mailing list) so sending individual emails is not a viable option.

In all 3 tests above, I am using the same From: and To: addresses each time and I am also inserting the same HTML email into the body (using the Attach File > Insert as text option). The only variable is the use (or not) of the Mass E-mail feature of BCM.

Also, I have the same issue on a Windows 7 (x64), running Office 2010 Pro Plus (x64) and BCM 2010 (x64) with MSE as the antivirus.

Anyone have any idea what is causing HTML emails sent using the Outlook BCM Mass E-mail feature to be received in plain text? Thanks in advance for any help you may provide.

IT_Ed

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I have some messages that I like to keep --- for a while--- in my inbox or
folders. Is there a way to convert the rich text and html message to plain
text after I have received them? without archiving it or saving it outside of
outlook. Trying to save space. thanks

My Outlook 2007 has suddenly started showing random messages as plain
text instead of HTML (for instance, I get the Page A Day calendar
every morning, and last week it started showing up in plain text
instead of the HTML I've gotten for 2+ years now). It's not every
message (although it does tend to be every message from particular
senders, like Page A Day), and when I go to my online account, it's
still in HTML (I use gmail and download into Outlook). I use AVG Anti-
Virus Free v8, and no settings in there seem to address it, so it's
not likely my anti virus. Any ideas?

Outlook2003 / WinXP SP3 / all the latest ms patches / AVG antivirus.

Hi

My Outlook2003 keeps failing converting HTML emails that arrive into
plain text.
Strangely, it doesnt do it to ALL my HTML emails just some of them.
(About 20% or so of in bound HTML emails get converted).

My I archive regularly and my PST file is about 300KB.
Sometimes Outlook will converts into plain text and sometime is wont.
It does not seem to depend on who the email is from.
e.g. Some email are from FT.com, some from ManagementToday etc

I have been running SCANPST.EXE about regularly (about twice a week)
and
it keeps finding that my .PST file is getting corrupted too.

- Any thoughts?

Ship
Shiperton Henethe

how can i get exchange to convert incoming mail from html to plain text. i'm looking in global settings, internet message settings, Default policy, message format. there is a message format box "provide message body as plain text" does this apply to messages we send or messages we receive?

any help would be much appreciated

Is there a way to stop this? It must be some security setting or reghack. Our
anti-spam server sends out a nice HTML summary of your junk mail. Some
user(The CEO for one) have a rule that dumps it into their Junk folder. It
then converts the view to plain text. If you drag it to any other folder, it
displays in HTML format. Help!

We have users who are cuttin and pasting tables from excel into the body of an email. The receipient can open it once in HTML format, but after closing and reopening, it converts the email to plain text. This issue is concurrent with 03 and 07. I have 07. I can send this type of email to myself without having this issue. Others can send to me, without me having the issue. I have checked to make sure everyone is setup to send in HTML format. Again, the email can be viewed correctly the first time it's opened, but once it's closed and reopened, converts to plaim text.

Anyone have a clue what's going on?

Adam

I changed the font to the defaults value and everything is fine now.
To change the font go to Tools->Options->Mail Format->Stationery and fonts

"Brian Tillman" wrote:

> Eliseo Negrin wrote:
>
> > Outlook 2007 is displaying all received html messages in plain text.
> > I went to TOOLS->TRUST CENTER ->EMAIL SECURITY and made sure the the
> > option to read all mails in plain text is not checked.
>
> In addition to the other comments, make sure you are NOT scanning messages
> with antivirus or
> -spam applications. Does the same problem happen if you start Outlook with
> /safe?
> --
> Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook]
>
>

I want to read all of my mail in plain text format, but the checkbox
that determines this in Tools > Options > Preferences Tab > Email
Options is grayed out (and it currently is empty).

Is there anyway to override this setting in the registry somewhere? I
tried following http://support.microsoft.com/?id=307594 , slightly
changing the instructions for Outlook 2003, but it still didn't work.

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Long Story:

I ask because I REALLY like Bottom Posting and prefixing lines with
">". However, I cannot figure out how to get Outlook 2003 to Prefix
each line of the original message with a ">" symbol UNLESS I use plain
text. Furthermore, if someone sends me an HTML email and I hit reply,
my email defaults to HTML and it doesn't prefix each line with ">",
instead it indents it. This is very frustrating because I have to
manually add in the ">" symbols OR I have to convert the message to
plain text, and then remove all the tabs.

Anyhow, my nirvana would be the following: I would like to send HTML
email AND have outlook prefix each line with ">", no matter what
format the original message is in.

If I can't have that, the second best thing would be able to easily
prefix each line with ">" and I wouldn't care what format the message
is in. (I would probably be able to do this, except that checkbox is
grayed out... hence my original question).

Any ideas?

Thanks!
--
Nathan

I am using Outlook 2003 (Office Pro SP2) on Windows XP Pro. SP 2
I do not use an exchange server and I use outlook to connect directly
to a mail server run by my ISP.

Here is my problem:

I regularly receive emails written in Korean text or a mixture of
Korean and English from lots of different correspondents. Almost
always the Korean text in the body of the email is not displayed
correctly; however the subject text is always displayed correctly.

Now, here is the really strange thing:

You know the small semi-transparent preview that pops up in the bottom
right of the screen whish shows a short preview when you receive a new
message, this displays the Korean characters in the message body just
fine. However, when I check the actual message, only question marks?

Outlook is also receiving these messages as "plain text" even though
the sender sent these as HTML. I think that this "plain text" issue
may be at the core of my problem. To some users in my address book,
when sending Outlook always converts a message to "plain text" even
though I have told it to send only HTML.

And vice-versa, Outlook seems to be converting from HTML to plain text
when receiving, despite all the relevant settings (that I know of)
being set to HTML. (Mail Format, Internet Format, International
Format etc.)

Can I force Outlook to always receive HTML messages as HTML? Why is
it converting some messages to "plain text"?

I have set my receiving .pst folders to be unicode enabled but this
makes no difference.

I have saw a couple of posts with some similar issues but no real
solutions that I can find.

I have all of the relevant fonts installed, support for Asian
languages etc. I can write email in Korean and send this OK. This
seems to be received at the other end no problem. It is only my
receiving side that seems to have this problem.

Any help or advise that anyone can give me to help solve this problem
is very much appreciated.


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