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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


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Is there a command line utility that could be used in a script to convert an incoming Exchange message to a text file? I can do it manually by opening Outlook, and doing a Save As to a text file, but I would like to automate this. Thanks

I noticed that as I scroll thru the messages in the Junk folder it says
"Converted message to text".

Is it possible to grab the message body save messages to files; 1 as
Text, the other as HTML? I wish to use the files in another application
and display the file in the app as text but allow them to click on the
other file to display as HTML?

Is there a Conver2Text function in Outlook?

I need to deliver all messages to different domain in plain text format.
I will make additional setting in Exchange:
1. Open "System Manager"
2. Go to "Global Settings - > "Internet message format"
3. Create new domain "servicedesk.domain.com"
4. Set the settings to send the email in plain-text format.

...but it seems, that it is not works. The e-mail messages are still delivering in html format.
I have looked the incoming messages with sniffer: it is same before and after setting up this option L

Can anybody help me?

Windows XPP SP2
Office 2003 SP2

Hello,

How can I convert, or possibly more correctl, re-use, a received , or
previously sent, message, to an attachment?

Best regards,

Eric G
Stockholm, Sweden

I'd like to make a database re: information from a newsgroup. Is there an
inexpensive way to mass convert downloaded messages to a simple text file?
How about individual posts to seperate text files?
Thanks

Every email that I receive is converted to Text. Don't see an obvious way to
turn off this "feature" in tools or in junk mail filters.

thanks,

Chris

I'd like to make a database information from a newsgroup. Is there an
inexpensive way to mass convert downloaded messages to a simple text file?
How about individual posts to seperate text files?
Thanks

Hello...

Using Outlook 2007.

When I export a folder of messages to a text file, everything seems to
work -- except that the field mapping step does not show the RECEIVED
or SENT field available to include in the new file.

Is there a way to include those fields in the text file? Or another
workaround?

(In case your wondering, these are old messages that I may want to
access on rare occasions, so I do not want to export those folders as
PST files, because then I would have to import the PST file to search
for text. On those rare occasions when I might need to find something,
I just want to ba able to use a regular text search of the file.)

Thanks.
SS

Every email that I receive is converted to Text. Don't see an obvious way to
turn off this "feature" in tools or in junk mail filters.

thanks,

Chris

Hello...

Using Outlook 2007.

When I export a folder of messages to a text file, everything seems to
work -- except that the field mapping step does not show the RECEIVED
or SENT field available to include in the new file.

Is there a way to include those fields in the text file? Or another
workaround?

(In case your wondering, these are old messages that I may want to
access on rare occasions, so I do not want to export those folders as
PST files, because then I would have to import the PST file to search
for text. On those rare occasions when I might need to find something,
I just want to ba able to use a regular text search of the file.)

Thanks.
SS

In 2000 and 2003, it was a simple matter of selecting the text and then
changing through table|convert to text. This doesn't appear to be an option
in Outlook 2007 when forwarding emails with heaps of excess formatting (in a
not-needed table) included.

Hi All,
I have an issue with converting RTF fragments(containing non-English
characters) to Text.

My issue is, I need to parse rtf stream comming in from an application
and collect only the text(including non-english texts like chinese/
japanese). The issue is I cannot use RichEdit component due to
various reasons. My question precisely is:

For example, I will take a rtf stream that has one japanese char "$B$R(B".
The stream for this would be: {rtf1ansi
ansicpg1252deff0deflang2057{fonttbl{f0fromanfprq1fch arset128
Arial Unicode MS;}{f1fswissfcharset0 Arial;}}{*generator Msftedit
5.41.15.1507;}viewkind4uc1pardf0fs20'82'd0f1par}

I want to convert that string to unicode. I can parse the rtf but I
will need some API to convert (charset128, 0x82d0) to 0x3072 (0x3072
is unicode for "$B$R(B"). Can you please let me know how this can be
done? Are there any WindowsAPIs that precisely does this conversion?

Thanks in advance
Sathish

MS Outlook 2007.

When I want to do a "Save as" of a message to save it as a TXT file on
my hard drive, the "Save as" defaults to an .OFT file that I have to
change every time to say TXT. Is there something in the registry or
anywhere else that I can set Outlook to default to TXT instead of OFT?

-WVMontani

MS Outlook 2007.

When I want to do a "Save as" of a message to save it as a TXT file on
my hard drive, the "Save as" defaults to an .OFT file that I have to
change every time to say TXT. Is there something in the registry or
anywhere else that I can set Outlook to default to TXT instead of OFT?

-WVMontani

When my Exchange server receives text/plain emails, and I read them via IMAP, they get automatically converted to multipart/alternative with the original text/plain plus a text/html version.

If I change the MIME encoding under IMAP4->Properties->Message Format to "Provide message body as plain text", then it does so, but it then converts all messages that were originally text/html to text/plain.

I want Exchange to provide the email as it was originally formatted, no matter what.  How can I achieve this?

Apologies if this has already been answered.  I searched.

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.

I have tried to figure out how to set up Outlook 2000 so I receive only text
messages - no formatting - for obvious security reasons. However, it seems I
must accept whatever format a sender is using - although I can change my
outgoing messages to be text, formatted or whatever. I have searched for an
answer to this question in the outlook "online" material and the Internet but
have not found an answer. TIA.

Recently when I receive email from stalpes, costco, pennys, etc I get the
message that extral line breaks were removed and the message was converted to
text. When I convert it back to html the graphics come up but none of the
links work.

Hi,
Can anyone help me to create a macro that converts the tables of a recieved message to the regular text.
To do that without macro, I have to do the following:
1-open the message
2-from message tab choose "actions|edit message"
3-from Table Tools|layout choose convert to text.
That would be great to do whole thing witha macro in the reading pane without opening the message in a separate window.

Thanks,
Vahid

Using Outlook 2000 configured for Comcast who is my internet provider. My email address is @comcast.net Want to send cancellation text messages to softball players using outlook. Works for people who have verizon & sprint as their carrier. AT&T and Tracfone messages go out but are never received (no error messages). Experiments concluded that if I send a text to a cell while logged into the Comcast website the messages do go through. If I use Outlook 2000 they don't. Does anyone have any idea why? The Comcast site is not user friendly for quick login, large distribution groups, and email management.

We have set Outlook 2003 (Windows XP, Exchange 2003 on a Windows 2003 server)
at one of our clients to have all incoming email displayed as Plain Text.

We have one user who requested we turn this off so they can read their email
in HTML.

However, we do not want to turn this feature off.

Is there a macro or a process that we can implement that will (either based
on full email address, or domain name) convert the message to HTML
automatically? Leaving all the rest of the non-qualifying email to be left as
plain text?

Hi All,

I have a user who recently installed IE7.

Now his OL2003sp2 has issue - whenever he receives or draft emails, the
original HTML mail message format is changed to text format.

This is clearly an OL issue because when he uses OWA - result is ok. Mail
format is still in HTML.

I tried using outlook /safe and creating another profile but still the same
result.

Also, the OL setting - "read all standard mail in plain text" is not enabled.

I tried google but cannot find any solution.

Any ideas guys?

Thank you
znme

I'm running Outlook 2003 SP2...

I installed and re-installed this a few times but never had this happen:
when I get an HTML e-mail, (almost) all are being converted to text, with a
notice of same showing up just above the "To:"...

"This message was converted to plain text."

What causes this, can I stop it, and what's the point?

Regards,
Chuck Billow

How do we prevent double-spacing between lines in a plain text message? We
cannot find an option for line spacing after a line return.

Often a message sent in HTML comes back as plain text. The appearance of
the original quoted message is fine (single spacing in the body of a
paragraph). However, when we go to reply, every line of the original
message and reply (quoted in the new reply) are doubled spaced.
Furthermore, as we type our reply, any line return is also double spaced.
This is a real pain when we are trying to type an outline or other
illustration that requires single spacing between line returns.

Oddly, we find no way to set single-spacing in the message editor in 'Plain
Text' mode? We have even tried to select HTML mode, set paragraph spacing
to single-spacing, then convert back to TEXT mode. That doesn't work either
as all single-spaced lines in HTML return to double-spaced lines in Plain
Text mode. Any suggestions?


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