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Printed pages come out in plain text, not HTML, in Outlook 2000

Question: Printed pages come out in plain text, not HTML, in Outlook 2000

I'm trying to resolve a problem for a client who is using Outlook 2000. They use the HTML format in their emails as they have a nifty signature and use other HTML options. They also print these emails. When they print, the formatting of the email is different from what is on the screen. Once I switch the email to plain text, the onscreen appearance resembles the printout, but the signature is also converted leaving a mess. There is no line wrapping on the printout (in HTML mode) either and some parts are printed off the page.
Thanks for any advice.

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I have Outlook 2003 and I have two problems:

1. When replying to HTML emails, my reply automatically becomes HTML formatted despite having set Outlook to create all new messages, forwards, and replies in Plain Text. What gives?

2. When replying to a Plain Text email, my signature is not automatically inserted. My signature is in Plain Text. What the..? But if I reply to a HTML email, it inserts my signature.

Any ideas?

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When I send an email to several individually named recipients, some are able to see an embedded gif and some get it as plain text. Is there something I should change in my settings to avoid this? I am running Windows XP Pro and Outlook 2003. Thank you!!

Answer:Outlook 2003: HTML to Plain Text

If some are receiving it properly, then the problem is not at your end, the ones who are seeing it as plain text need to change their settings to allow HTML and to show images.

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Is it possible to have Outlook pick a signature to use based on the email style formatting (HTML or Plain Text)?

For example if it was HTML the company logo will show, if it isn't the company name will be written in plain text.

Answer:Outlook Signatures for Plain Text and HTML

Yes, it generates 3 different files. <signature name>.htm, <signature name>.rtf, and <signature name>.txt. The appropriate file is used depending on the format of the message you send. Check %appdata%\Microsoft\Signatures.

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I create html emails and sent out through outlook 7 but when recieved they are plain text with attachments for graphics. Yet, they appear html in outlook 7! It started fine but issues started this past week. HELP! I love my html!

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Quote: Originally Posted by Golden

I think that might be the problem - their ISP, for whatever reason, converts their email to plain text. It also could be that your ISP converts any mail from their ISP to plain text.

Unfortunately, there isn't much/anything that can be done about that.


I have two addreses. One provided by my ISP and the other my web host - which we just switched this past weekend. I have spoken to the latter and asked if there is any setting they se anywhere that could convert HTML to text and naturally the answer was no.

Answer:Outlook 2010 html appearing as plain text

I'm using Outlook 2010 64bit as my client to my Hotmail account. On my previous computer, I had the same setup only 32 bit Outlook 2010 and it worked fine. On my new build, some but not all, HTML emails are being rendered as plain text. It seems to be more common if the client is running as opposed to starting the client. The emails are not specific to any sender and the weird thing is that I can move those emails that aren't rendering correctly to a temp folder in Outlook, sync with Hotmail, go to the Hotmail web interface and move those emails back to the inbox from the temp folder, resync and they show up rendered as HTML in my Outlook client. That tells me that it isn't the emails themselves. I have found no other way for Outlook to recognize these emails as HTML once they have been opened in the client. Weird no?

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My Outlook is possessed! Not all the time but random times and messages, it changes the email message from html format to plain text and deactivates the links inside the message.
Does anyone have a clue why and how to fix it? Thanks! Alan

Answer:Outlook - changing html to plain text and removing links

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I'm a new user to Outlook 2003. My question is can I set up outlook somehow to automatically format my responses to be in HTML format, regardless of the format of the original email I received? I think this was an option in Outlook 2000, but I can't find that particular setting in 2003...

The reason I'd like to do this is because my signature is automatically placed in every reply, but in responses to plain text messages the signature looks very...plain.

A different but related subject - if I were to set up email messages to NOT automatically insert a signature, can I then insert the signature on my own? In Outlook 2000 I could go to "Insert" and select a signature, but there is not signature option in the Insert pull down menu in 2003 emails.


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We use Outlook 2007 in our office. About two weeks ago, all of the emails I have been sending to the boss have been arriving in her Inbox as Plain Text. This morning she didn't receive the new staff member's email contact info I attached to a group message...everyone else in the office received my message in HTML, with the attachment, no problem.
I did some surfing this afternoon...found suggestions to check Email Settings under Trust Centre in Outlook...not the problem. Also found some allusions to AVG being the problem, checked those settings, again...not the problem.We need to get this sorted ASAP.
Thanks very much for your help!

Answer:Solved: Outlook suddenly changing HTML to plain text

More surfing last night found this...

Open the Contacts folder in Outlook. Double-click the contact you want to change.
Double-click the contact's email address.
Uncheck "Send plain text only" in the "Internet Format" box. Press "OK."

When I got to work this morning and looked, sure enough...Send Plain Text only had somehow gotten checked. I unchecked it, sent a test message and all is good again.


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My office recently upgraded to Office 2007. By default, Outlook is configured to convert all incoming messages to plain text. This is a setting that we do not have the rights to change. However, when we used to have Outlook 2003 all the emails that were originally in HTML format could be converted back to HTML once we opened up the email and verified it was a trusted email. There was simply a "convert this to HTML" option that would show up somewhere in the header. This is no longer the case in Outlook 2007.

I can't for the life of me figure out how to convert the text to HTML on INCOMING emails. Outgoing isn't a problem. I've even tried editing the incoming email or forwarding it and then converting to html but it doesn't display properly. Any images that were in the email can only be viewed one at a time by clicking directly on the picture link, but not with the rest of the email.

Any ideas?

Answer:Convert plain text email to html - Outlook 2007

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Am using Vista Home Premium and Outlook 2003.

Sometimes, but not always (even during the same send/receive) Outlook 2003 converts incoming HTML email to plain text. This has been happening on and off for the last three weeks.

Outlook options are set to NOT convert to plain text and to use Outlook as email editor, with html for new messages. There are no add-ins or com options installed.

Like I said, this doesn't happen all the time, but does happen every time from one particular address. I've check with him and all other people sent the same email received it OK.

Am also using Avira Antivir for email virus scans.

Help would be appreciated!


Answer:Outlook 2003 sometimes converts incoming HTML email to plain text


I wondered whether you'd had any luck with your problem as I have exactly the same. The email that converts to plain text is always a gmail account and if I read the mail through my secure webmail account, I don't have the problem.

Did you manage to sort out the problem?


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Okay, I have a nice corporate email signature on the bottom of each email.

It looks great in HTML,
I have also check inside the txt and rich signature files inside
to make sure it looks good in those formats. and it would seem okay in those files.

When I open a new message to compose in outlook, it auto opens in html. when I change this
to rich text, there is an error>
it repeats my web address and also reveals and web address from my past company!

how is this hidden, and how can i remove it?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Problem with html Signature in outlook 2003, when seen in plain/rich text.

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Hi, I haven't found an answer to this yet, so I'm opening another thread.

I'm using Outlook 2003 in Win 7, and occasionally emails arrive (from gmail and hotmail accounts) that should be HTML but have been converted to plain text, with all the background HTML code (makes for long messages) and none of the pictures or graphics the sender sent.

It happens occasionally - mail from the same source sometimes comes through as HTML, and sometimes is converted to plain text and un-readable.

The Read All Standard Mail In Plain Text cb has always been clear; I don't have any add-ins installed; don't have AVG installed (I don't have any anti-virus programs installed at the moment).

Anyone have any other ideas I can try?

Answer:Outlook 2003 sporadically converts incoming HTML mail to plain text

It depends on how the sender is sending the email. Do all other emails from all other sources come in in the correct format?

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I have my default email format set to .html. When I compose a new message it looks like everything's working just fine. I send my .html message and even in my sent box, it shows that my .html message formatted properly. However, when others open my messages, they have been converted to plain text. I've checked my office-mates computers and they do not have the setting "convert incoming messages to plain text" so that can't be the problem. I've tested it with 5 people using Outlook who can receive .html messages just fine. I've tested it with my Yahoo address to. For some reason, Outlook is converting my .html (and Rich Text too) email messages into plain text. Everyone else in the office sends and receives html email with a nicely formatted signature just fine. Why can't I? Please help!

I'm running Windows XP with Office 2003 SP 2.


Answer:Solved: Outlook 2003 Bug - html outgoing emails converted to plain text

Do you have any anti-virus software running on the PC? Some antivirus software may install an Outlook add-in that may convert the message to plain text to avoid spreading of viruses. Check under your "Add-Ins" and disable them all to see if one of the add-ins is causing the problem. If you are on an Exchange server the admin may have also disabled this functionality.


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I monitor an email group using Outlook 2000 for applcation support here at the office. Sometimes when I respond to an email that was sent by another user, and also replay to the group server, the main group server rejects it and says I am not sending plain text. I do have Outlook set to send pain text. Under "Options" "Mail Format" I have "plain text" selected. When this happens it is when I am responding to an email that someone else has sent to the group. His email was accepted by the server so it was obviously "Plain text", but something is happening when I reply to it that adds something to convert it from plain text, or at least the email server thinks it is no longer plain text. (This is a private group, and not a Yahoo group or such as that). Does anyone have a clue as to what might be happening here?

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I recently read that if you set your email settings to receive mail in plain text you won't receive spam because most spammers send mail in HTML. Is this true? What is the difference in how plain text and HTML text appears in an email and is there a disadvantage in using plain text?

Answer:Plain Text or HTML?

If you use HTML email, it is easier for spammer to tell if you viewed the email. That way they know they have a valid email address.

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Hi, just reading another thread on here, about inserting pictures into emails in outlook, I have outlook and have never used it, and sure enough you can insert pics without making them attachments, but it is in HTML, whatever that to the question :-).... if i send emails in HTML, what difference does it make to the person i send it to, hope that makes sense.thanks

Answer:Plain text or HTML ??

HTML means it will come out the other end as a webpage.As most PC's can resolve such format,means the recipients aren't stuck with an email in a format that they cannot use/view.

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Question: Html or Plain Text

Considering using SpyPig for tracking my email, but it requires HTML. I am using OE with Plain Text. What will be the result of my using HTLM instead of Plain Text?geedad

Answer:Html or Plain Text

Nasties can hide in HTML but not in plain text. Unless it is essential that you know whether your e-mails have been read or not it may be worthwhile going for the safe (plain text) option. After all SpyPig is "intended just for fun".

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How can I change my Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 email client so that it doesn't read incoming HTML emails as Plain Text? This is mucking up any embedded URLs contained within them.I've tried unticking the Read all emails as Plain Text option, still no change.Help please!Thank you

Answer:HTML from Plain Text

Quite a few AVs can lose the HTML and replace it with plain text. Might be worth checking your AV settings.

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I have updated Outlook Express to Microsoft Outlook I want to know what text format I should use, Plain text or HMTL?If I use Plain Text there is no option to format the text, bold, underline etc.In the help files it says that HTML may not work on some peoples computers and it would? Convert it back to Plain Text.I am not sure which one to use-any suggestion? I am using M/S Office XPBazra.


Plain text is safer but not as much fun.

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I normally use Outlook Express 6 but recently I installed Outlook to help someone troubleshoot a problem. It's still on my system but I do not use it.

Now whenever I send a message I get a pop up telling me that some people don't want to recieve HTML mail. Then it asks me how I want to send it; HTML or Plain Text.

I get this annoying pop up everytime I send mail and I can't figure out how to get rid of it. I tried uninstalling Outlook but it seems I can't get rid of it unless I uninstall the whole office suite.

Any suggestions? Thanks

Answer:HTML Mail vs Plain text

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Could someone explain to me in simple terms what exactly HTML is in the context of Outlook Express 6 using XP ?In my hobby of Genealogy I send and receive a lot of files as attachments, text, photos and charts. I am irratated by those who send me an E-Mail in reply with their attachment as an Icon in the Subject column at the head of the mail and the same thing is repeated in the body of the message. Whether this add times to download the Mail I do not know. I now hang my head in shame as I have just realised that is exactly as I have been sending as a Mail to them ! So going into OE>Tools>Options I see I have the chance to change the basis of outgoing mail from HTML to Plain Text and when I do this the Send Picture With Message automatically greys out. It seems logical to me I should alter the option to Plain Text but I am not sure if it will affect anything other than the bells and whistles of HTML, whatever they might be.Thanks for any advice.

Answer:What is HTML versus Plain Text

As you have realised, HTML is with all the fancy bits on, plain text is just that. Even though you cannot send pictures with the message, you can still send them as attachments.Note: if your recipient has his machine set up as plain text, it doesn't matter how fancy and decorated you send your message - it will be received plain thus, you would be wasting all your efforts.Most businesses are set to receive in plain text to lessen the possibility of virus transmission.I always have mine as plain text and sent anything else as an attachment which can then, if necessary, be easily virus checked at the other end before opening.Brian

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Hello, although not a business person I thought this might be the best place to get an answer to my query.
Which is the most preferred text, HTML or Plain Text.
I use OutlookXP Office 2002.

Answer:(Resolved) HTML or Plain Text

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I had to reinstall Incredimail this week after losing my hard drive crashed last week. When I receive emails now they are coming in as PLAIN text not in HTML. I have checked all my settings and contacted the HELP folks at Incredimail and nothing is resolved yet. Before my hard drive crashed Incredimail was working fine. I still am using IE 7 as my browser and use Windows XP. HELP!!!!:wave:

Answer:Incredimail Plain Text vs HTML

First, IncrediMail is eevil and you shouldn't use it! But you wouldn't listen to me anyway..

IM uses IE to render HTML, so it could be that your version does not work well with IE7. Do you have the latest version of IM installed?

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I am normally receiving e-mails in Plain Text. However, I do get 1 where the e-mail is in HTML format.Why does this happen and how can I correct it?geedad

Answer:HTML showing not Plain Text

As far as I am aware if it is sent in html, that is how it arrives, you have the choice of format to send but not receive.

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I have an Excel Query that pulls information in from another database one of the fields comes across in HTML format. I have found the code below to convert it to text however it leaves a lot of empty spaces above and below. Any ideas on how to remove the spaces?Here is the HTML text that is being pulled in all I need to see is the Revision 1 sent 12/3 and the next line Revision 2 sent 12/15:"<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC ""-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"">
<STYLE type=text/css> P, UL, OL, DL, DIR, MENU, PRE { margin: 0 auto;}</STYLE>

<META name=GENERATOR content=""MSHTML 9.00.8112.16599""></HEAD>
<BODY leftMargin=1 rightMargin=1 topMargin=1>
<DIV><font face="">
<DIV>Revision 1 sent 12/3</DIV>
<DIV>Revision 2 sent 12/15</DIV></FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>Here is the code I have found that does this but leaves empty space:Function StripHTML(cell As Range) As String
Dim RegEx As Object
Set RegEx = CreateObject("vbscript.regexp")
Dim sInput As String
Dim sOut As String
sInput = cell.text

sInput = Replace(sInput, "\x0D\x0A", Chr(10))
sInput = Replace(sInput, "\x00", Chr(10))

sInput = Replace(sInput, "</P>", Chr(10) & Chr(10))
sInput = Replace(sInput, "
", Chr(10))
sInput = Replace(sInput, "<li>", "-")

sInput = Replace(sInput, "–", "?")
sInput = Replace(sInput, "—", "?")
sInput = Replace(sInput, "¡", "Ą")
sInput = Replace(sInput, "¿",... Read more

Answer:Excel VBA to convert HTML to plain text

Without testing i would say that you can change the line that readssInput = Replace(sInput, " ", " ")tosInput = Replace(sInput, " ", "")This should stop the double spacing between words. Try that

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Small poll.
Which one mode do you prefer when you send or receive emails?

Answer:Do you opt for Plain Text or Full HTML in your emails

Attach a poll to the post?

Hah! Cheers john

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Looking to get some kind of software where I can create in plain text (with fonts,colors etc),then have program convert to HTML so I can later upload(ok-cut and paste) to Ebay for auction.On ebay it is time consuming.I also get hit with malware recently.Sometimes IE hangs.Would like to have everything ready before I open Ebay.Any suggestions would be deeply appreciated.I removed most of the built-in Microsoft programs that came with computer.Would rather start fresh with freeware or shareware.Simpler the better.Thank you.

Answer:Software help needed to convert plain text to HTML for ebay

You might try PolyEdit Lite. It is free for home use. It is somewwhat similiar to MS word. you can add images. It will export the file to HTML. It is available here on MajorGeeks. Good luck. Jerry

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I haven't worked with Word scripts before and don't really know if this is possible, but from what I've read it should be.

Basically, I use a plain text editor when I write on my phone on the go, where I use HTML tags to indicate formatting like this:

Normal text <i>text I want italic,</i> some more normal text

Is it possible to create a script that makes words between <i> tags italic and then remove the tags? (same for <b> for bold and <u> for underlined text) and how would I record or write one?

And also, can I use one to remove blank lines?

I use Word 2010

Answer:Word macro to format plain text using HTML tags

I imagine you could write a macro to that checks this and does the appropriate action.

You will however have to establich the codes you will be using.

I don't know if there will be a conflict when you open word and depending upon the layout <i> might be interpreted before the macor runs, but I think it's a aquestion of trial and error,

<i> </i>
<b> </b>
<u> </u>
<rmv> </rmv>

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How do I figure out the correct answer for myself/my system, when given this choice in filling out some online forms? Any suggestions for other good computer learning free sites would also be appreciated. Thankyou.

Answer:Nubee ?? HTML vs Plain text option when filling out online forms

What site? Look at this site, when we reply to a thread, we're looking at a set of basic tools like bold, italic, underlined, etc. This is HTML. To be exact, bbcode.

You don't usually need HTML for forms which are personal info.

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when Printing Pain Text Emails i do not get an option to print page 1-4 etc just all the document, i have a 15 page email!!
how to i select 1 page?

Answer:Printing a plain text email in 2000


Try double-clicking on the message to open in a separate window and then go to File > Print

You should get the option to select the page(s) to print.

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I am using Outlook and I like to have all messages in HTML. I have recd a few messages and when I reply to them, it is in plain text. How do I make sure that every new message and every reply is in HTML? I thought I had it set right...

Answer:Solved: Outlook Messages - HTML and Plain

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When I set my READ preferences for email in Outlook Express to plain text by checking the box under OPTIONS/READ, it keeps reverting to html mail by unchecking the box. I have pressed OK, pressed APPLY, have closed and restarted OE -nothing seems to help.Can anybody advise me?

Answer:Plain text in Outlook Express

If you look up Plain Text Formatting in OE's Help files and then click on "To change the font, style, and size of text" you should find out where you are going wrong.

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HelloI have a strange problem with Outlook (2003) and Plain Text messages which I hope you can help me with.I have a PHP file which automatically forwards a txt file to a given email address, however the formatting is lost when it arrives in my copy of outlook. I've tried various difference copies PCs with the following results:-PC 1 - Outlook 2003 (11.8217.8221) SP3 + Vista  = Does not workPC 2 - Outlook 2003 (11.8217.8221) SP3 + Vista    = WorksPC 3 - Outlook 2003 (11.8217.8221) SP3 + Vista    = WorksPC 4 - Outlook 2000 + XP = Does not workIf the email is sent to me via an email forwarding filter (e.g googlemail) it then arrives fine at my end.Example - File as it leaves the serverText Line 1     2    3.00Text Line 2     1    3.45Text Line 3     4    1.25   etcDirect to my outlook I get :- Text Line 1     2    3.00   Text Line 2     1    3.45 Text Line 3     4    1.25  Everybody else and via googlemail to me: -Text Line 1     2    3.00Text Line 2     1    3.45Text Line 3     4    1.25Any ideas what flag / setting I have wrong somewhere?

Answer:Outlook and Plain Text Formatting

What is the mail format set to on the machines?Tools > Options > Mail FormatSome could be set to Plain and the others to Rich or HTML

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I'm using Outlook 2003. Sometimes, when I reply to or forward a message, the format changes from "HTML" or "rich text" to "plain text", thus losing all colour and font information.

Does Outlook have an option to prevent this?

Answer:Outlook switches to plain text

The format is based on the senders options in the received email.

Remember that if the sender has chosen plain text, even if you respond in HTML it will probably be stripped out at their end.

A good artlicle here:

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I am asking this on behalf of a friend. She says:

I am running Windows XP on a stand alone PC. I have recently bought and installed Office XP Professional.

Until now I have used Outlook Express for all my e-mail. I now would like to use Outlook 2002, but find when I send a message that was composed in HTML, it converts it to plain text. They are still in HTML in the 'Sent Folder' but are always received in Plain Text. I have tested this by sending to myself and to several others, who normally would receive HTML messages from me.

I have checked all the settings...Tools/Options/Mail Format Tab...'Compose in this Message Format'...HTML etc.

I have used Detect and Repair, and have Re-Installed Office. I would really appreciate any suggestions.
This has got me stumped. Does anyone have any suggestions to try?

Answer:Outlook 2002 Converts To Plain Text

It kinda happens to me too. Some messages I get in HTML, others i get in text - which were suposed to be in HTML.
I have a theory that it's because that HTML onces have something like this in front of them
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">

And the html onces that show up like text don't.
Perhaps it's because only programs that make HTML emails can get though as HTML.

Anyone else have any idea's on this?

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Hello there, hope you can help.

I am running WIn98 (Dont laugh!! lol) and Outlook Express and I have quite a few Yahoo Groups that I run where members can send me email from.

The problem is that I want to be able to have the option of reading any email that arrives in my Outlook Express box as a plain text file, the reason for this is as you know, viruses etc can travel in so many forms and this would be easier for me do without the disadvantage of possible attacks.

I thought it would be as easy as a Read As Plain Text in the Read option but I dont appear to have one.

If it's not possible that way, is there a add on for Outlook Express that will do the job.

All the best.


Answer:OUtlook Express - Read Only Plain Text?

I use Mailwasher from to preview all of my mail.

A program that makes it easy to make the text setting is Calypso (freeware) from

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My dad recently got a new laptop to replace his five year old beast. On that five year old beast is thousands upon thousands of very important business emails and legal documents. Naturally, he needs to have access to these emails.

Due to his concerns about getting his new laptop up and running, I didn't get to do the logical thing and transfer his old emails and settings over to his new laptop before he started using it. Now, it's been over a month and his new laptop is quickly accumulating new piles of vital emails.

I need to find a way for him to read his old emails quickly and easily.

He uses Microsoft Outlook. I've got the original computer with all the emails on it as well as his new computer. Can I import his old email into Outlook on his new computer without losing any of his new email or overwriting his new settings? Failing that, is there a way for me to view his emails, as saved by Outlook in .dbx files, in plain text?

Note: this isn't a situation where I can just try something and hope it works. My dad's a lawyer and losing a single email can be roughly equivalent to the end of the world. So I'm not going to do anything experimental like trying to import his old emails just to see if it works unless someone knows for sure that it will.

Answer:Read emails in plain text without Outlook

Ah I was going to aim you at a small app that was free but now costs $5 called DBExtract as it will do exactly what you need.

it recovers the emails into a text file, sadly leaves the header and footer info ( email server info etc in the text file )

Worth a look at the app anyhow, their maybe an older free version still knocking around on the net.

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Hello everyone

I recently installed Outlook 2010 and I have got the following strange problem and I was wondering
whether anyone else had the same problem and found a solution.

Whenever I print an Outlook email, the pages come out in reverse order (page 2 then page 1) with a blank cover page which sometimes has "Microsoft Outlook - memo style OUTLOOK.EXE" printed
on the middle of it, and a blank sheet between each page of the message.

It only happens with Outlook. Printing is normal with Word, Excel, etc.

Any suggestions, please?

Answer:Outlook 2010 emails being printed with blank pages between each page

In Outlook please go to File - Print, highlight Memo Style, then click Print Options button above. In a new window Print, hightlight Memo Style again. Click Define Styles... In a new window, make sure that Memo Style is hightlighted and click RESET button.

If this wont help, click Edit button in the same window, and make sure all the parameters make sense and are correct (page size, etc.)

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Is there a way to set Outlook (2002) to send Plain Text Emails through a certain account?

I just started a work at home position, and they like any emails that are sent through their accounts to be plain text. I've already set it so that if I am sending an email to 'so and so' it will send it in plain text. However, there are times I will be emailing customers, and I obviously don't have their email addresses ahead of time. Besides manually changing it to plain text, is there a way to set the work accounts to only send plain, without changing my personal accounts?


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Windows XP
Outlook 2003 (POP3, no exchange server)

I have a user on our network who is experiencing a really long lag time for printing plain text emails, but not for HTML emails. All other applications (Word, IE, etc) are also printing fine. The lag time can be up to several minutes, and he's found that when he does a ctrl alt delete it will prompt the printing window to come up (with the task manager), and then he can print. It's not a debilitating problem, but it's really annoying. I've already tried deleting and recreating the outlprnt file, but to no avail.

Any suggestions? Thanks.

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Hai everyone. Might need help from you expert guys. Todays I received a calles from user who having problem on her outlook 2003 which was situation is weired to us. The problem what she faced on her outlook is the plain text or body content of the email the alignment was improper order after she sending out this email to other user.

I have check her outlook setting to determine whether she using HTML format sending out her email. After checking she does using HTML format sending out the email. Problem was we are not sure what is actual problem causing this. Receiver email also received the same result of improper order alignment on email body content as what she sending to them.

Do you guys have any solution for this? Or you need some screenshot?

For example: I draft my email with point form method at Outlook there such as

1. xxxxxxxxxxxxx
2. xsxxxxxxxxxxx
3. xdxxxxxxxxxxx
4. xexxxxxxxxxxx
5. xwxxxxxxxxxxx

After sending to other user including myself the body content become

1. xxxxxxxxxxxxx
2. xsxxxxxxxxxxx
​3. xdxxxxxxxxxxx
4. xexxxxxxxxxxx
5. xwxxxxxxxxxxx


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Good Morning, I have a issue that I would like to put out there for discussion.... I have a customer with a Windows 7 Home Premium notebook, and he is using Outlook 2003 to read his email. He receives one email a day from the same sender that when read the email is basically in code, with no photos, icons, etc.. and at the top of the email it says "plain text". Now I would assume that the sender for some reason it sending the email in "plain text" but he claims that his old notebook (Dell with XP) and the other users in his office receive the email just fine.

Any Ideas?


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Im running MS Outlook 2002 and recently I changed the setting in the registry (ReadPlainText Value=1) and I am still receiving messages in HTML. Not all, but sometimes especially from spammers.

I DO NOT want to receive messages in HTML in Outlook 2002. How could I double check the settings again to make sure of this, or how could I even test it myself?

I read an article that you have to do the following to Enable to RECEIVE messages in Plain Text. I did the registry value change though. But once I download this download ZIP file, what do I do with it after I extract the ZIp file??? And where should I save this ZIP file before downloading??? Here are the instructions that I do not really understand:

In Outlook 2002, you must download the latest service pack and add a setting in the registry. Instructions on how to do this is here:;en-us;307594
Ensure you have the latest service pack already installed and you can download and apply this registry patch: ~ 330 bytes

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My incoming messages are being automatically converted to plain
text. I have tried some of the "help" stuff to no avail.

I work at a school system where all messages are routed.

Never had this problem before. My computer crashed, and athe tech loaded this new computer, which has been doing this automatic convert to plain text.

Thanks so much for your help.

Answer:Windows 2007 Outlook--Automatically converting to plain text?

Open Outlook and look at the following setting:

Tools > Trust Center > Email Security

Under Read as Plain Text, untick "Read all standard mail as plain text",
then click'OK'.

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When Outlook calendar invitations are sent to certain recipients, they receive a plain text email as opposed to an actual iCal file. I have been doing my research on this, but have yet to find an answer. In order to narrow down the problem, I did a tightly controlled experiment:

I have Outlook configured to access email from several different POP3 servers, with all mail being directed to the same PST file. The first POP3 server is on my personal domain - I have a Linux-based VPS where the site is manage. The second POP3 server is a GoDaddy server.

Sent via my personal domain:
I created a first event in my Calendar and invited myself (personal domain). The message in the Sent folder is a proper iCal invitation and the invitation that I received is a proper iCal invitation. I then created a second event in my Calendar and invited myself (GoDaddy domain). The message in the Sent folder is a proper iCal invitation and the invitation that I received is plain text.

Sent via the GoDaddy domain:
I created a first event in my Calendar and invited myself (personal domain). The message in the Sent folder is a proper iCal invitation and the invitation that I received is a proper iCal invitation. I then created a second event in my Calendar and invited myself (GoDaddy domain). The message in the Sent folder is a proper iCal invitation and the invitation that I received is a proper iCal invitation.

In summary, the only instance that failed was when I sent the invite via my personal dom... Read more

Answer:Outlook 2010 calendar invite being recieved as plain text

I left out one, potentially important bit of info: Outbound emails from my server are routed through MandraillApp. Some further testing seems to suggest that MandraillApp is the culprit. Has anyone else seen this behavior? If so, any suggestions for resolving the problem?

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Outlook 2007 has begun to behave strangely.

Plain text messages received do not display in the font selected in Tools>Options>Mail Format>Stationery & Fonts>Composing and reading plain text messages

These incoming messages are suddenly displaying in a smaller font, Time New Roman 10 (or some paragraphs Tahoma 10) even though the more readable default font Consolas 10.5 is still set there.

No changes to font and size in that dialogue have any effect at all on *received* plain text messages (but new *created* messages respond to changes made in the dialogue)

Created plain text messages correctly use Consolas 10.5 or any other setting when selected, the problem is only received plain text messages.

Anyone have a clue?

Answer:Outlook 2007 display plain text messages options voided

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I have been using Office 2007 since, well, 2007 or so. Suddenly, the font size I see when composing a plain text e-mail in Outlook is huge. This started around 2 weeks ago. At first I thought it was a problem with my Windows 7 Theme. But I reverted to the default theme and I still see this. I am baffled why this started happening and how to make it stop. I'd appreciate any suggestions.

Answer:Huge plain text font composing e-mail in Outlook 2007

Run this You Tube video on how to change your font size.

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okay, I have a file in microsoft excel. I have a column in there for a
description. However, my resource of all the descriptions are in html files.

All that is in the file is the description., I also need to be able to match up either the name of the html file or one
of the numbers in the html file to a catalog number in excel so that the
right description gets put on the same line as the item. The title of the
html file is the same as the item # inside the html file. Is there anyway to
pull the text out of the html files, with still keeping the model # or
whatever in excel?

(i.e. file number is 12345, and I have a column in excel with the same number 12345. I would like to be able to match the neumbers up so they would be in different columns but on the same line.

I will send anyone the files, if they want to take as look at the files, etc... Please let me know if you understand what I am
talking about. I know there may be othe rprogs out there, or even excel . I
kjnow its pretty powerful.

the column I want the description to go into would either be column F or G.

I would ike it if the # in the column for images could be matched up to the number of the file, or # inside of file, to column F or G. SO I do not have to sort all of these 1 by 1.
But be able to paste them all in the oprder of that #.

Also, if this is possible, to be able to take as many of ther html files at
one time, SO I do not have to do all of them 1 by 1. I have around 22,000
products I have to do this... Read more

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I have a user that when she tries to print an email that is .html, it just spits out blank pages. I am trying to solve this problem without re-installing office. Does anyone know of any settings that she might have changed possibly to cause Outlook to print out blank pages? She can view them, but when she goes to print them, it just prints out blank pages. I know the emails are not the problem because other users can view and print them. Any help is appreciated.

Answer:OFFICE 2000 printing blank pages for .html emails


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A user is trying to print .html emails, however, whenever she prints, only blank pages are printed... but she can correctly view the email. Other users can see and print the email just fine. Does anyone know if some setting could have been changed? Ide rather not have to reinstall office, so if anyone could help i would appreciate it. Thank you!

Answer:Please help: Office 2000 printing blank pages when receiving .html emails


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Recently upgraded my other computer operating Win 98 from Office 97 to 2000.
All is finally well with the settings after seemingly endless tweaks and changes except for one nagging problem.If I use Word as the email editor in Outlook (html), the "text" portion only of the email (not subject box-it is black text) is sent and arrives in a very light lime green color! You can barely read it.If I remove Word as the editor, then the text is in black--nice and clear.
I have spent hours playing with the settings in Word changing between automatic and black.I have checked and rechecked the Outlook settings.I can't shake this light lime green text with Word as the editor and I want Word as the editor--very frustrating..And something else important and related....
When you use Outlook to fax,(Symantec Fax Starter), the text arrives on all fax machines, but it is very "faint", however the subject and cover sheet are dark normal text, which makes me think it is being transmitted as light lime green, but showing up faint black as fax machines have only black shades.
Is there a setting somewhere in Windows that is impacting on Word? I've buzzed around the control panel and no success. I don't know why I can't pinpoint this--probably too easy and right there staring at!

Answer:Word 2000 as email editor Outlook 2000 causing text headache

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Whe printing multiple copies from Word 2003, (SP-3) Service Pack 3, all pages come out of the printer blank. This happens on my Canon Imageclass MF5550 printer but not on my HP 8100 inkjet. Printing from email, wordpad and notepad work. I reinstalled Word and the Canon printer driver to no avail. I called Canon tech support and they had me print from Wordpad and since it worked they said it's not their problem.

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I've tried dozens of programs. I've websearched for hours. I now come to you on bended knees. First problem: I want to be able to set a hotkey, that inserts a pre-defined line of text into any text editor. I want to do a bunch of different ones. Say, ALT+SHIFT+D = [email protected], and ALT+SHIFT+C = I love you too, honey. I want to be able to do this so I don't have to get carpal tunnel typing in the exact same same word or phrase hundreds of times a week. I couldn't find a program that worked like this, or I couldn't figure out how to make it work (like AutoHotKey... I read the first page of their tutorial three times and each time I needed an aspirin afterwards), because I am not a propeller head and thus incapable of wrapping my mind around any language that isn't the king's English. Second problem: I want to be able to copy plain text and paste as plain text, but I do not want to CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+C or WINDOWS+V. [<Removed link by Moderator - ETAF> I just want to CTRL+C, CTRL+V like I've done my entire life. Like I've said, I tried a bunch of them, and the few that let you choose the hotkey, for some unfathomable reason pout and stick their noses in the air when you ask them politely to set it to CTRL+C or CTRL+V. Thank you and have a great week!

Answer:Two things: CTRL+C plain text, and hotkey to insert text?

i have removed the link - as normally this would be considered spam - not sure why you posted the link

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Sorry if this is in the wrong forum. I couldn't find "software" or "other problems".

I've tried dozens of programs. I've websearched for hours. I now come to you on bended knees.

First problem: I want to be able to set a hotkey, that inserts a pre-defined line of text into any text editor. I want to do a bunch of different ones. Say, ALT+SHIFT+D = [email protected], and ALT+SHIFT+C = I love you too, honey. I want to be able to do this so I don't have to get carpal tunnel typing in the exact same same word or phrase hundreds of times a week. I couldn't find a program that worked like this, or I couldn't figure out how to make it work (like AutoHotKey... I read the first page of their tutorial three times and each time I needed an aspirin afterwards), because I am not a propeller head and thus incapable of wrapping my mind around any language that isn't the king's English. :)

Second problem: I want to be able to copy plain text and paste as plain text, but I do not want to CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+C or WINDOWS+V. Big no. I just want to CTRL+C, CTRL+V like I've done my entire life. Like I've said, I tried a bunch of them, and the few that let you choose the hotkey, for some unfathomable reason pout and stick their noses in the air when you ask them politely to set it to CTRL+C or CTRL+V.

Thank you and have a great week!

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Hello folks,

I hope there may be a simple answer that I'm overlooking and perhaps you can help.

I have a customer who has received an HTML Newsletter that he needs to forward to co-workers. He wants to copy one section of the newsletter and paste it into a new email.

When he does this, though, what gets copied into the new message *looks* like it's HTML (Arial font, 10pt) but is straight text. No hyperlinks whatsoever.

He is currently set to HTML and not using Word as an editor. We have tried RTF, HTML, text and nothing works (text copies the hyperlinks all written out)

Ironically enough, I talked with him today and he has said that now it's actually working intermittently. He can copy the section into a new email and it'll copy fine then literally seconds later he'll try to do it again and it won't work.

Does anyone have ideas??

Answer:HTML pasting as text - Outlook 2003

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Hello folks,

I hope there may be a simple answer that I'm overlooking and perhaps you can help.

I have a customer who has received an HTML Newsletter that he needs to forward to co-workers. He wants to copy one section of the newsletter and paste it into a new email.

When he does this, though, what gets copied into the new message *looks* like it's HTML (Arial font, 10pt) but is straight text. No hyperlinks whatsoever.

He is currently set to HTML and not using Word as an editor. We have tried RTF, HTML, text and nothing works (text copies the hyperlinks all written out)

Ironically enough, I talked with him today and he has said that now it's actually working intermittently. He can copy the section into a new email and it'll copy fine then literally seconds later he'll try to do it again and it won't work.

Does anyone have ideas??

Answer:Outlook 2003 - pasting HTML as text

Hi and welcome.

Just a long shot here, but maybe he is not copying the text completely, thus leaving out some of the HTML code in the process?

I would suggest that you try doing this.

Highlight and copy the message text.
Paste it into NOTEPAD
Check to see what it looks like
Copy it back into the new message

Since I do not know what the contents of these sections are, such as are there graphics involved or what, it&#8217;s a little hard to tell what might be happening. The above is assuming that it is pure HTML text that he is copying. Naturally, Notepad will not copy graphics over or anything like that.

You could also have him right click on the message, view source, and then have him save the source in a text file to examine it&#8217;s contents to see if something is foul in the message too.

I know it&#8217;s not a solution, but a few suggestions.


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I am running XP pro and using Outlook Express ver 6All of a sudden, I am starting to get mail messages through in a jumbled up text format instead of the usual HTML format. The messages start with:- This is multi-part message in MIME format. --NextPart_048F8BC8A2197DE2036A Content-Type: text/plain; charset=windows-1252for example.It was happening with PayPal messages and a few eaby ines as well to begin with, so I thought it was their problem. Then suddenly today, a totally unassociated email from a book company came in the same way.It came form the companies email address [email protected] and the messages have no to address. Also the subject line tends to be missing. This message looked like this:- This is a multi-part message in MIME format. --MIMEBoundary1c2e0b623af3316222b11a15a1d44044 Content-Type: text/plain;charset="ISO-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit ************************************************* The Book People - Bulletin March 2005 *************************************************then there is some normal non-HTML message text and it ends in: --MIMEBoundary1c2e0b623af3316222b11a15a1d44044 Content-Type: text/html;charset="ISO-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit HEAD> TITLE>Untitled Document /TITLE> META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"> style type="text/css"> !-- .mainbody { font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #000000; } .bigred { font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helveti... Read more

Answer:Outlook Express sending mail as text not HTML??

start by checking ur security settings in OE

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When I email multiple recipients and when the email returns to me from multiple senders. The print out of the email end's up shrinking the text. I believe it's because of the senders with HTML formated email.

How do I strip this form without having forward the email and changing the format to Plain Text?

Answer:Solved: Outlook 2003 - Rich Text / HTML


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I have a logo inserted into my email signature, and it works fine if the email is in html format, but if I reply to an email that is in rich/plain text, the image doesn't display and instead shows the path to the image on my local hard drive. Is there a way to specify which signature attaches based on whether the email is html or text?

Answer:Outlook 2003 Signature issues - HTML/Text

Any thoughts?

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anyone have any idea on how to turn this feature off.

when i receive emails with HTML format or those with hyperlink. it auto convert the email to plain text

that kind of screw things up.

anyone know where this option is. or how to fix it?

i tried the 'tools - options - mail format' and set it to HTML
but still. any email i receive with hyperlink/ html. it will convert to Plain Text

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I recently changed Outlook from 'Internet-only' to 'Corporate or Workgroup' mail.

Since then, when I receive HTML messages, some of them are cut off before the end. Not all HTML messages, but enough that I realise it's not just the sender, it's Outlook. Why is it doing this and what do I need to do to it?


SImon Young

[email protected]

Answer:Outlook 2000 HTML msgs being cut off

Look under tools >options and look at the settings for incoming mail.

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I cannot print HTML messages in Outlook. I receive the error message referencing SHDOCLC.DLL/preview.dlg. When I researched and applied the replacement of the IEPEERS.DLL file, it does not work. I have uninstalled and replaced IE6.1. Previously I could not print webpages (same issue), but the reinstall of IE fixed that problem. The only solution that works is to forward any HTML format e-mail I receive and reformat in plain text.

I am running Windows 98, Outlook 2000, and am printing to an HP Deskjet (832C)

Any help is sincerely appreciated.

Jim in Maine

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i get a message in outlook 2000 that says the message was sent as html but my email, outlook isn't configured to recieve html and i can't find any place where i can make that selection.

in tools/options/mail format, i send text only.

straighten me out would you please.

Answer:yo sekirt/outlook 2000 html

See if these help at all. Did you install security updates? That could disable HTML.

249972 - HTML integrated features in Outlook 2000

This might have some helpful info (for OL98 and later versions):

If those don't do'll have to wait for someone that actually uses OL2000 to respond.


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Combed all over and see this issue reported, argued about, not solved.
Office 2003 Pro running under Win 7, all updates, patches, SP3, etc.
Options enabled to render HTML incoming messages as they are - no changes, no blocks [that are apparent to the user].
But, a number of HTML messages are rendered as Text. Professional messages, personal.... whatever.

I receive well-coded HTML messages into Outlook 2003 inbox, but when they are 'read' they are text-only. If I then open a browser and go and login, they look great.
Yes Outlook Connector is installed and functioning [so far as we know] as ordered. All options scrubbed. No scanning [no inbound mail scanning... not by Virus program, not by Live Essentials, not by Defender....]


Answer:Outlook 2003 Neuters HTML messages. Renders Text

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Here's the problem: I'm trying to create a HTML template in Outlook 2000. Now to do this I have to unselect Word as the editing tool and go with Outlook's editor. When I paste the HTML document (from Word) into the editor everything looks fine (more or less), the graphics are all in place and the text is the same as the original (Word document). I then go to 'Publish Form As..' and save the document in the relevant folder.

All well and good, that is, until I select the form and it comes out as pure text with no graphics at all.

I've made sure that the message is set to HTML in Options but it still insists that the template is pure text.

Any ideas?

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Here's the problem: I'm trying to create a HTML template in Outlook 2000. Now to do this I have to unselect Word as the editing tool and go with Outlook's editor. When I paste the HTML document (from Word) into the editor everything looks fine (more or less), the graphics are all in place and the text is the same as the original (Word document). I then go to 'Publish Form As..' and save the document in the relevant folder.

All well and good, that is, until I select the form and it comes out as pure text with no graphics at all.

I've made sure that the message is set to HTML in Options but it still insists that the template is pure text.

Any ideas?

Answer:Creating HTML Templates in Outlook 2000. Can it be done?

not sure ,if your saving as a email draft you don't want to rename it as .html
I use mazilla and send html all the time
the email app saves the file under its own type of file.
so not sure what you are trying to do
PS have you got all the patches for the security leaks in
OL 2000

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My outlook 2003 default format is HTML. The Default fond for new/reply messages is Arial.

The Problem:
I get a message in text format. When I manually change the format of this message to HTML, the font of the message is Times Roman.

How can I make outlook automatically use the default font (Arial) as the font for messages changed from text to HTML ?


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Why is it that when I try to print out a message which contains html content and pictures, I get the html text all right but instead of the picture I just get a small border blank box with a small box with a cross in it?

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hi there

i need to erase the <base> tag that outlooks adds to the code when it loads an html template and make some other changes to the code, as i do it in outlook express

the difference is that in oe i have the code formating window, and i can do any change there, but in ms outook 2000 or later (have those) canīt edit code of the template loaded

any idea?

thanks. fade

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I have office 2000 and I am trying to get pictures off of emails sent to me in HTML form.

Right clicking doesnt work, I also saved the mail as HTML on desktop and then pics dont show up...

Does anyone know where pics like this are stored,,, must be in outlook folder somewhere or windows????




<v:imagedata src="cid:[email protected]" o:href="file:///C:/My%20Documents/Product-Images/VendorLogos/Elements/Elemnt-logo%20copy.gif"/>





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whenever i sent e-mail it is "Content-Type: text/plain;" how can i send "Content-Type: text/html;" like MicroSoft" or others  

Answer:how to send html/plain e-mail

What are you using for e-mail program ? ?Sylvia is off today.patio.   8-)

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i am looking for a very,very,very plain web page site for
HTML codes. something that says 'this' will look like


Answer:a plain HTML web page needed?

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Here's my problem, perhaps someone has heard of this...

If I send html email (either copy/paste from the web, or formatted text in the email), from a WinXP/OfficeXP computer, it will be received incomplete by a Win98/Office 2000 computer, but it will be received complete by a WinXP/Office 2000 computer. I've updated Windows and Office with all necessary patches, but still have the same problem. I didn't find any knowledge base articles on this problem. Any ideas?

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All,      I am having an issue where email sent to external recipients has all of it's HTML striped from the mail. Could this be an Outlook problem or is this more likely an Exchange server issue? Where can I start to investigate this problem further?     If you have any specific questions please ask. I simply don't know what else to tell you.    Thanks in advance,                  M.D. Jones

Answer:HTML in email problem. Outlook 2000. Exchange server.

What version of Outlook?  Do you have it set to use HTML format for messages?

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I am running Windows XP sp1 and IE 6.0.2800 xpsp2.

My Yahoo e-mail account has always been set to use "Plain" text in the Compose mode. I clicked on "Color and Graphics" link to use HTML instead. It will not let me type in the compose box and will not let me click on the "Plain" link to go back to plain text - I get an "Error on Page" at the bottom-left of my window.

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I have written several documents and forgot to save them in the correct
plain text format. Now ehen I try to open these documents they come up in a long unrecognizable form. IIs there any way to convert these files to a regular readable "text" format??? Thanks!


Answer:Format from ODT text to just plain text

Load them into the original program that created them (OpenOffice) and Save As...

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I am new here so apologies if I don't do something right. I am running Windows 7 64 bit home edition. I have most browsers and this problem comes up in all of them. IE8, Firefox 3.6.3, Opera, Safari, you name it.

I have always had Norton Security center running and that one was fine. I downloaded Element Total Protection as part of the giveawayoftheday promotion.

I uninstalled it this morning as it seemed to interfere with my start programs. It had an error of a .dll that looked like a system one and it wanted to delete it.

now if I go to certain sites, it gives me a prompt that it wants to download the file. I also amable to go to a certain site and it site and it is okay but it won't let me log in.

Can someone help me please?

Answer:Certain non plain html sites giving error or download request

I'm not familiar with the product but most security software needs to be uninstalled properly with specific uninstallation tools that you can probably find at their website. Revo Uninstaller is a good all purpose tool that works on just about anything. Try that first.

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I have Windows 98SE with a HP 842C Deskjet printer.
Does anyone know of any program that would allow me to see how many pages I have printed since the last ink refill?

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Whenever I print pages from certain web sites I find that the right hand side of the printed page is cropped off.Any advise would be appreciated

Answer:Printed web pages are cropped off on the right

File/Page Setup and set left and right margins to 0.

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The problem I am having is that when I go to print tax return forms from the IRS site or New York Tax Dept site, the form prints "short", that is, the last four or five lines of each page do not print.

You cannot save the data in these forms, they will only save as a blank form. Your only option is to print it.

However, although Adobe tells how to cure this problem ( by clicking File-Print and going down the menu which comes up to "printer scaling", then chosing "print to fit page", this only works if there is a
FILE menu on the left hand side of the page.

In these tax sites, the forms do not have a tool bar above allowing you to chose a FILE menu.
You can right click the mouse and chose PRINT, however it will print a cut off page.

SOOOOOOO do I either:
1. Get a standard Tool Bar to appear on top of the form, on these web site pages, or
2. use some other device or method to print these documents to fit the page.

If any of you are about to suggest right clicking on the printer icon PRINTERS, in the control panel, forget printer does not bring up anything about "Print Scaling".

Hopefully, some geek out there will read this and solve my problem. Thank you. 44 Guy

Answer:printed pages cut off at bottom

Every computerized tax form that I have available at the website of the sponsoring governmental agency...and reflects a printed version option which has resulted in everything being printed properly.

I'm not sure where Adobe figures into tax preparation.

If you are using a 3d-party app to do taxes...then the problem resides with the support for that application, IMO.


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am i very silly r can someone help me?Epson c40 inkjet printer that i havent used in a while, due to no ink. put in new ink and its just printing blank pages. seems to be doing alll the right moves and making the right noises.yes the wee stick thing is off, any thing else that i c an check? cheers in advance.its definatley the printera s i tries it on both the laptop andf the pc.

Answer:blank pages printed

Sounds as though the print nozzles have blocked up due to letting it run dry.Could try a little swatch of linen or cotton wool soaked in warm water and squeezed almost dry, then leave under the cartridge overnight.Remove in the morning and try again.PS leave the cartridge in the printer as well.

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My colour cartridge on the HP Deskjet 930c has run out of ink again! I record the date each time a new cartridge is installed, (the last one managed 5 months). However, my default setting on the printer is draft mode,greyscale black only. Does anyone know of a freebie software that will log the number of sheets printed and if possible which ink mode was used. Most will probably think that 5 months is good going but I rarely print in colour.Does the fact that I use black only mean that the colour ink is drying up? The ink is genuine HP product not refills.Thanks.

Answer:printed pages counter

I've never used such a program but perhaps on of these print loggers might do the job; click here

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Don't print much multi page output, so am NOT sure when this problem began.

Originally, the pages on my HP DJ855C were printed as expected: page-1 first, then page-2, etc; this resulted with page-1 being on the bottom of the stack. Depending on the application being used, there was often a Print-Order option available for Back-to-Front printing so that the last page would be printed first and then page-1 would be printed last and be on the top in the stacker.

NOW, things seem to have reversed:
If I do NOT ask for the Back-to-Front, then I seem to get it anyway (i.e., page-1 last and on the top). but if I want the original order (i.e., page-1 first and on the bottom) then I must use the Back-to-Front option.
It seems as though the default has become Back-to-Front and then selecting the option for Back-to-Front re-reverses the order and the result is Front-to-Back.

Possibly this reversal happened when I went to Win/XP; possibly it happened with the installation of some piece of software.

Q. Has anyone else had this exxperience?

Please tell me where I might change some parameter to make the option of Front-to-Back actually print the page-1 first like it did originally?

Any advice apprecaited.


Answer:Order of Pages Printed


Go into your printers and faxes options off of your start menu.

Select your printer, right click the mouse and click on printing preferences.
On the features tab at the bottom there is a option for start printing from last page. If there is a check mark in the box next to it, click there with the mouse and uncheck it and then click on apply and ok and you should be all set after that?

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Question: plain text

Having selected plain text, as per PC Advisor page 96, I now have a attachment clip shown with almost all my received mail? Why is this? (Win XP/SP2 and Outlook Express 6)thanks,highsidePSThanks to mag for XP SP2 CD.

Answer:plain text

resolved excellent answers thanks

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when opening any page on another comp (vista), there is no colour on the background, IE this page will not show any green/ or when using word there is no blue etc all i get is white background with the letters,
have tryed to select other background in control panel but thats not doing anything, wrong option there. sometimes all the spacing between the paragragh web pages gets all squashed up, have tryed to change the text sizing but that no joy either ....
any help

Answer:plain graffix on web pages etc


Try this.

In IE go to Tools > Internet Options. If you don't see a tools button just hit your Alt key. Then, at the bottom, under Appearance, click Colors. Make sure that a check is in the box next to "Use Windows colors." Also, back at Internet Options, click on Accessibility. Make sure nothing is checked there.

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I am having a problem with messages in Outlook 2000. Messages are arriving with part of the text garbled. (A few sentences in the middle and sometimes at the end).

The problem is not on the other end - this was tested. (i.e.: signed up for newspaper updates - on home pc it works fine and on office pc, parts of the message contain garbled text).

Anyone have any ideas of what could be happening here? It is happening randomly with just about every client on the network (about 20 users - NT network). There is no rhyme or reason regarding the types of messages this is happening with or with the sender of the message.



Answer:'Garbled' text in Outlook 2000 messages

Could be video related. Note your settings for your monitor (so you can set them back to the default). Modify one at a time (setting it back and changing another) to see if this resolves. I've seen issues like this with Compaq hardware.

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When I try to select areas of text from a web page being viewed in Firefox and copy and paste into an Outlook message, the pasted material shows as an Internet Explorer attachment link. (I'm not sure what to call it, but it's an *.url IE icon that appears at the bottom of the message as an attachment ordinarily would.)

I'd like to simply paste the text. I've edited the internet zone info to disable script pasting in security settings for both IE and Outlook (there are two items that mention pasting -- can't remember their names, but I disabled both), and have "plain text" selected whenever possible in Outlook for composing/sending messages. I have unselected "use MS Word to edit email messages." Message format is set to MIME.

What am I missing? Thanks. mcaren

Windows XP Home Edition Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
Outlook 2000 (\
Firefox ver.

Answer:Outlook 2000 - Pasting Text from Firefox

I just used Edit>Paste Special>Unformatted Text with no special settings and it worked fine.

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My setup XP Outlook 2000 ( used Paste Special for many years in appointments and contacts then suddenly stopped working this month. Only available Edit->Paste Special was HTML when I wanted to past text to avoid having to reformat fonts. Futile search until today's solution below.From main Outlook command menu:Tools->Options->Mail FormatIn section Message Format click check box:Use Microsoft Word to edit e-mail messagesWell now that works partly but not for HTML which used to work fine. Any suggestions. (It is not the Skype problem, since not instatlled.)message edited by BobLink

Answer:Outlook 2000 Paste Special text

Re-install Outlook but as a safeguard back up your PST file first in case you need to restore it after the re-install it (shouldn't be necessary since the PST file is stored in a separate location, but best to play it safe just in case it gets zapped).message edited by phil22

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In a local network with 10 clients how can I find how many pages printed by a specific client? I don't like to see the total pages that a printer printed.
Thank you.

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