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Read emails in plain text without Outlook

Question: Read emails in plain text without Outlook

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.

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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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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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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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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 have a customer who is having problems receiving text emails.
When a text email is sent to her the body is blank. However if I send her a html email she can read it fine.

What would cause this? What are some things I can look at to fix this?

I have looked through the tools>options and didnt find anything that would seem to cause this.

Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks in advance!!

Answer:Can't read text emails in Outlook

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I am now using Firefox instead of IE7 having read the article in issue 150. My email account is with fsmail and although I can open emails in HTML format if I try and forward them they change to plain text. How can I stop this happening and forward the emails in the same format as I receive them? Also any embedded pictures disappear and are show as place holders. Any help would be great.ThanksPeter

Answer:Firefox and plain text emails

You need to check the options in the email software that you use to send email from As at present the options is set to send in plain text

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Under 'tools' - 'options' - 'read'tab I have an option box to tick to "Read in plain text only". I run Win. XP Pro. My friend, who runs Win. 98 does not have this box. I've tried reinstalling but to no effect. I'm beginning to believe that it has something to do with running W98. Can anyone throw any light on this?

Answer:OE 6 - Read in plain text only

Does your friends Win98 run OE6 or OE5That could be the differenceCheers de Art

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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I already know how to create a "read" receipt for sent emails. From my understanding, when you set the function, I will received read receipts for all email that was read. I was wondering if this setting could be set on individual emails instead of all of them. Thanks!

Answer:Read receipt for read emails in Outlook 98

In the compose area of Outlook go to Options and check the box for that email.

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I am having a problem with opening some emails. When I click on some emails, the reading pane is greyed out and when I attempt to open those same emails, they give the following error: "Can't open this item. The text formatting command is not available. It may not be installed correctly. Please install outlook again." I've uninstalled outlook, renamed the reg keys, reinstalled outlook, and still recieve the same error. I tried changing the email editor, still not working. I'm not sure what to do next.

Answer:Cannot read some outlook emails

If it was an Outlook issue, all your email messages would be equally affected, but since only some of them are affected, they are probably damaged or corrupt. Nothing you can do about that.

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Wondering if anyone can help with a strange problem. The text for writing emails in Outlook is set to 12. The first one, two maybe three paragraphs of an email I'm writing the text is the correct size.

However, as I go further down the page, lower paragraphs usually get smaller on their own the text goes down one, maybe two sizes. The type ends up quite small, and looks daft sending emails with two or sometimes three different text sizes. All the time this happens, the text size is still set to 12.

It's a desktop pc with windows 7 and IE11.

Any help appreciated.

Answer:Why does text in Outlook/Hotmail Emails Get Smaller?

Hello Woodbine, you are not alone. I have searched this before, and there are several ridiculous threads at Microsoft Answers (more like MS torture!). An example:

The font size changes when I am composing my email. - Microsoft Community

All without fixes. Some had success buy removing their email signature, where applicable. It has been a while, but I think it also had something to do with a corrupted Calibri font. You might try reinstalling that font

Calibri - Free Font Download

This isn't the fix for everyone. It has been a while, there was a spate of these when Hotmail changed to This was also a problem in Office I believe.

A Guy

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How do I print the main body of the text in emails, without showing all my folder information?

Answer:Difficulty printing just the text of emails in Outlook.

Right click and drag to highlight right click again and select print then in your print options click on print selected

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I've been getting a few emails using Outlook 2007 where the text is missing when I open it but when it in first in the inbox, the auto preview shows some of the text there. Several years ago we had this problem and it (back when we had Win 98 and had upgraded to IE 6.0) and we had to extract mlang.dll from the Win 98 installation CD and replace it.

Mosaic1 posted, " mlang.dll is one of the files which is updated when IE is. If you have extracted a copy from the installation disk, you have the wrong version of it. I use IE5.5SP! and the version is 5.50.4522.1800.

Back then I got no emails with text, this time it appears sporatic. I've scanned the computer with AVG, SUPERAntispyware, Malwarebytes, and all is well. Any suggestions???

ASUSTeK Computer INC. Rampage III Formula Rev 1.xx Motherboard; 3.07 gigahertz Intel Core i7 950 CPU; 6.0 GB Ram; Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) (build 7600); NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 [Display adapter]

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Hi All,One of my user is having an issue where his emails become marked as read even though he has not selected it.  It's not happening to all of his emails and for the ones that do occur, it happens after a couple of minutes.. usually within 10 minutes.  The 'mark as read' option is turned off on his Preview Pane within Tools > Options.  We are using Outlook 2002 with an exchange server.  Has anyone ever come across this issue?  Thanks in advance for any help/advice.Sfatsura

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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 currently supporting a number of users having problems with outlook 2003. One of the pressing issues I'm dealing with at the moment has to do with when user reply to emails sent to them in Plain Text format.

The user's I support use either HTML or Rich Text format in Creating and Editting emails. The problem here is when they reply to emails sent to them in Plain Text format, they find that the format signature get messed up(say they lose their styles, size and colours).

Has anyone encountered this problem before and is there any work around.

Answer:Outlook 2003 - Reply to emails sent in Plaint text

When selecting the [Reply] button, Outlook always creates a message following the format of the original message (Plain Text, Rich Text, or HTML). You can then change it to the look you desire by selecting the [message Format] button, to your format of choice.

As for any Signature Lines that may already be inserted, you will just need to manually edit to make it what you now want.

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When I read an email and click delete, it is suppose to go into my DELETED folder. When I go to my DELETED folder, all it shows is the unread emails. I am sure I did this by choosing some option when I first set this up....I am new to Outlook but now I can't figure out how to undo it. I want to be able to see my 'read' emails. Thank you for any help you can give this 'older' lady.

Answer:Where are my "read' emails in Outlook 2007

Before we begin are you talking about Microsoft Outlook installed on your computer or the web site?

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Hi. I am so glad I found this site! I have tried everything!

My trouble is with OutLook Express 6 email.
I am running Windows XP,and IE6.
I can receive emails, but they do not display in the
message box. It is totally blank. I have checked all
my settings with my husband's laptop (in Tools, then Options) and all are the same. The only way I can read
the email, in text only, is to check the "Read" box in the Options that says "read all messages in plain text".
Then the text can only be read as an attachment.
It apprears as if the HTML function is not there any more.

Also, I cannot compose, reply, or forward emails at all.

I hope this makes sense and you can help me.
Please let me know if you need anything else to diagnose
my problem.

And thank you so much for your response.

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Using gmail today i noticed several items in my Gmail web, sent mail folder that I had not sent. They were all from me, to 4 contacts, one of whom got a majority of these messages. They appeared to be sent from Outlook, as I use IMAP, and they each had a winmail.dat file 0k, attached.

Subject said "NOT READ: fwd(etc....)
Or, others were relevent, 'NOT READ: final copy of flyer for reveiw" which i had sent the exact subject heading to this person months ago.

Last suspicious activity was sending a email in outlook to [email protected](DO NOT CLICK) responding to craigslist advertisement.

I unplugged my IMAP service until i figure this out. I had NO ANTIVIRUS CONNECTED AS I JusT RESTORED MY PC.

is it possible 'they' had acces to my very sensitive google docs? files? I changed my Gogle account password immediately, but could it be too late?


Answer:HELP!Outlook sending unknown emails with 'NOT READ:' in sub

Heres what my Gmail Web server looks like. I hid sensitive information.

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Going abroad (very soon)I need to read my OE emails while awayCan anyone point me in the right direction, on how to do this.or is there a way to (tempoarily) divert the OE to a Hotmail account ??Alan

Answer:Read Outlook Express emails- abroad??

You can read your e-mails by logging into your account with your ISP, navigate to the e-mail center and read them there. They can be downloaded later by leaving them marked as unread or deleted when you have finished with them.

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Morning all T.S.G. fans

This morning I proceeded to write an email using Microsoft Outlook 2007. All of a sudden, when I tried to backspace a line, the text went all 'ghostly', and unreadable

If any of you have had this problem in the past, and have worked out a fix for it, please let me know, as it's beginning to be a real headache of a fix


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Hi everyone,

We are currently running Outlook 2007 on all of our machines. Does anyone know if Outlook has the ability to add text to a message that is auto forwarded? We have email that comes into one mailbox, hits a rule and gets forwarded off to another mailbox. I want to know if there is a way to automatically add text into the body of the email when the message is forwarded. I have run through the rules and it does not look like Outlook 2007 has that functionality. If anyone knows if and how this can be done, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks in advance..

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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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Is it possible to set a security feature on an email so that the receiver can not mark the message as unread once the message was opened. I had this happen to me with several emails from another outlook user. We work on the same server.

Once I opened the emails, I was not able to close them and mark as unread. Within an hour the property was removed. I trying to figure out how this happened. Thanks in advance for any insight.


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When using Outlook Express (Note: EXPRESS, not MS Outlook) I often use the 'Find' function to search for old sent or received emails. However I'm not able to open the emails from this feature (message reads: 'Message could not be Displayed - Check your comp for low memory or low disc space'). I have plenty of both - I'm using a near new comp with 80GB hard drive, only 35GB of which is used. I have 2GB of RAM with 1GB or more of head room when running usual applications.

This is a time-wasting hassle, as I need to write down the date and time the email was sent, close the find box, then search for the email chronologically. If that's not the one I was looking for I have to do the same thing all over again.

Would this have anything to do with the size of my Outlook Express folder, which has about 7GB of emails stored.

Answer:Can't Read Emails from Search List on Outlook Express

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Hi..this is a problem that has only developed today. A quick message said that 1 to 18 messages downloaded, but I was unable to read or see them. A relative was asked to send me an email and this too could not be read. I am using Win XP. Would appreciate any assistance. Thanks..Ray

Answer:Unable to read downloaded emails ..Outlook Express

Hi..problem solved. With several hundred emails in the Inbox did not notice that the downloaded emails were randomly distributed. After wasting much time checked on "View" then "Sort by" and found out that original settings had changed. All OK

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Since I received the spam email from business review, which resulted in 4 virus alerts from AVG, my computer has been running slow. Suddenly today I am only able to read the last three days of my emails, although the inbox folder indicates nearly 800K of saved files.

I am using Windows 98 Second Edition
I have loaded the outlook 6 upgrade from microsoft.

I have copied over the inbox file as a backup, but don't know how to read this.


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MS Outlook 2007 automatically deletes emails once they are read. The only way to save them is to move them to a folder other than the inbox. I felt there was probably a setting for this but I have been unable to find it. My older version of Outlook did not do this and I am at a loss. Thanks!!

Answer:Solved: Outlook 2007 deleting read emails

Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums!

Are the messages appearing in the Deleted Items folder?

In Outlook 2007, set your view to this:
View > Current View > Messages
Do you see the Read messages now?
Let us know what you find.

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I must have inadvertently altered the configuration but even though the monitor bar that pops up when you click on the read/send button, indicates there are emails, they do not show in the In box nor any other box. I have the latest version OECan anyone please guide me.

Answer:Unable to read incoming emails in Outlook Express

The easiest way will be to go into OE, tools, accounts, mail and set up a new account using your details from the ISP - then delete the one that is thereclick here click here

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I received an email from a friend last Saturday. I read it on Sunday from my Outlook inbox but did nothing with it. On Monday I went to reply but it had disappeared. I have repeatedly checked deleted items and everywhere else in Outlook and can't find it. Someone else who used my laptop on Sunday denies having done anything with the email. Can it have really disappeared without human intervention?
Thanks in anticipation....

Answer:Can read emails in Outlook 2007 automatically disappear?

Depending on your email provider, and the Outlook settings, you may still be able to access the email on the provider's webmail page. For example, if you read BT emails through Outlook, going to and logging in there will show all emails received. BUT, if Outlook is not setup to leave mail on the server, they may not be there.

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Now I have BT broadband, I use Yahoo for e-messages. I have noticed recently that I can't change the format to plain text, whichI need to be able do occasionally when contacting group lists. Can anyone help me solve this puzzle please?

Answer:Plain Text Using Yahoo

Perhaps I should have explained that when I click on the option of plain text, a message appears at the foot of the screen saying 'javascript:Switch' and this is followed by an upright oval outline.

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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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Hi all,

I wanna ask how to add other plain text fonts other than the default choices in IE9/10 "Appearance" option, any way to go? Thanks in advance.

Answer:How to add plain text font in IE9/10?

Hello tkrojam,

The fonts available for IE9/10 "Appearance" option use the same fonts that are included by default and installed for Windows. Installing a plain text .ttc font you like, will have it added to the list.

Fonts - Install

Hope this helps,

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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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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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Question: Plain text links

Somrtimes I receive e mails in plain text and they state 'click on this link to etc. etc.. ..... and it doesn't work. Not the usual blue highlighted link. Why is this and have I set something up incorrectly?Thanks

Answer:Plain text links

are there any spaces in the links ?this: http: //www. anything.comis the same as click here

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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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This is completely puzzling to me....all of a sudden my Outlook started highlighting the first line of read messages in blue!  There have been no other changes, upgrades or new programs added to this machine that would have caused this.  I have attached a screen shot of the issue.  As you will see, in the column of read messages, all the first lines of the read messages are blue.  Does anyone know what setting to change to eliminate this? Many thanks in advance!AB

Answer:Microsoft Outlook - blue text as first line of read messages?

This can be changed in the options of Outlook. It is a setting that sometimes turns on based off what flags were activated with messages, rules, etc. If you click File and go into those options, you should see areas in there for this. I apologize I am not more specific, I can't remember where to find it off the top of my head, but I know it's in there.

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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 know I can change font style in OE5.50 by going to Rich Text format, BUT is there a way to change the font--including its size-- currently being used (Times Roman) to something different in a message sent/received when using Plain Text

Answer:OE5.5 Plain Text FONT Question

Went to OE5.5 > Tools >Options > Compose and changed MAIL & NEWS fonts to New Courier 12, hit "Apply" closed OE5.50, and upon restarting, it defaulted back to Times Roman.

Is there any way to change the font style in Plain Text send/receive E-mails, or am I just stuck with this font, which to me, isn't that easy to read.

OE 5.50 Version I'm using with Windows 98SE is: 5.50.3133.2400

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Is it generally preferable to send and receive emails in plain text only and can these settings be enabled in Thunderbird?Cheers.

Answer:Plain text messages in Thunderbird.

It all depends. There are opinions both ways - my preference is to send plain text emails - formatting is not lost and they are smaller than html mails.

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Hello, I am havng problems with an inhereted Acer TravelMate 4220 running windows xp and explorer 8. When I am on certain websites such as craigslist or gmail, the look of the page is very boxy and plain texted and some of the words have lines running through the center of them. The typing cursor also displays as a large, verticaly alinged rectangle instead of a normal flashing line. The spell check feature works, but the misspelled words are not shaded. I have removed and reinstalled java thinking his might be the problem, but it did not help. I have attahed a screen shot of craigslist as example. Thank you in advance for any help.

Answer:Very plain text on craigslist and gmail, not on others

Close IE.Go Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools, and click on Internet Explorer (no add-ons). Same thing?

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I just created a text file (.TXT) in Notepad (expecting it to be plain text) and emailed it so I could pick it up on my Nexus 7 tablet. None of the text editors on the tablet can interpret the file (I've tried several times now, including some old .TXT files).
On investigation it seems that Notepad doesn't handle plain text at all - it allows formatting (fonts, bold, italics etc.).
Yet all the searches Ive done on the Internet say that Notepad does not support formatting, only plain text.
I'm using W7. But I've also tried XP - same again.
Am I going mad?

Answer:Am I going mad? Can't create plain text in Notepad

I think you may be using WordPad instead of NotePad. WordPad supports formatting and saves the file as RTF. Your tablet should have software that supports such files if you have a text editor on board.

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Recently the PC Advisor newsleter has been appearing as plain text. It always used to be in HMTL. Is this something you a PC Advisor have done or is it my e-mail client GMX who seem to be having a number of problems lately.Peter

Answer:e-mails displayed in plain text

do other e mails appear ok?johnny

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"Rich (WYSIQYG) editing unable to run on your current system - click "OK" to swtich to plain text editing."

i keep getting that when i try to write in my blog. i also cant click the email box to write. what's up with that? anyone know how to stop it?

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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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I just had a new hard drive installed and when they re-installed my Windows XP, I got all the updates. I am a member of a Yahoo group and when I try to reply to a message it is returned telling me that I can not send HTML or other formats and that I can only send plain text. How did this setting, etc get changed and what can I do to fix it so I can send messages to my yahoo group.
thank you.

Answer:how to send plain text using Hotmail?

if using hotmail via webmail as opposed to using it with outlook express etc., then on the compose tab, click on tools. In the drop down menu, you can to rich text edit on to be able to send html messages and turn rich text edit off to just send plain text.

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"Rich (WYSIQYG) editing unable to run on your current system - click "OK" to swtich to plain text editing."

i keep getting that when i try to write in my blog. i also cant click the email box to write. what's up with that? anyone know how to stop it?

(i didn know what kind of problem it was so i posted here)

Answer:rich editing/plain text

Closing duplicate, please reply here:

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I am unable to send plain text, but I am able to send MMS and web browse and make calls. Anyone have any suggestions?

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Answer:Email is plain text transmission...

delete worthless thread.

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Hi all,

I trying to a add a plain text, which is not appearing in the original text, to my existing TOC list in microsoft word. I am trying to add a word "Chapters" to my TOC. But, I cannot. I typing it inside the TOC but when I update TOC list, the word "Chapters" disappears. Is there a way to solve this problem? This word should have no page number or dots.

I have attached a sample TOC list corresponding to what I want.


Answer:Adding a Plain Text to TOC in Word2010

This is fairly easy / simple to do.

Questions for you:
1) Do you know how to make and use styles?
2) Do you know how to use / edit the TOC reference function?

Your reply will determine how much time I need to spend detailing the steps.


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Hi,I'm having a difference of opinion concerning the spreading of viruses. I am a member of an internet based club that uses Yahoo! for discussion, postings etc. The moderator believes that because Yahoo! strips out all attachments & uses only plain text, this makes it virtually impossible for me to receive a virus. I completely disagree, especially as web address & email address links can be activated.Who's right, or are we both wrong?Cheers.

Answer:Viruses- can they be spread in plain text?

plain text is safe because it contains no code or active contect - hence their OE setting for security. Email and web addresses cannot be activated in plain text in emails as there is no hyperlink - you would have to copy and paste the text to a browser / email program.Some twisted bored spotty kid is probably working on it though...

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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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"Rich (WYSIQYG) editing unable to run on your current system - click "OK" to swtich to plain text editing."

i keep getting that when i try to write in my blog. i also cant click the email box to write. what's up with that? anyone know how to stop it?

(i didn know what kind of problem it was so i posted here)

Answer:rich editing/plain text

Closing duplicate, please reply here:

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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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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 made a zip folder last week and password protected it. i have since been ill and stupidly forgtton the password (please do not bombard with comments, i'm stupid i know)

is there anything at all i can do??


Answer:password stored in plain text anywhere??

you can try this:

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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 wanted to open up documents and never had a problem reading it; now its all symbols on word pad. I don't know how to convert it so that I can read it

Answer:symbols instead of plain text on wordpad

You either lost your PDF reader, or somewhere down the line, Windows somehow got its wires crossed, lost its association with it and now sends it to Wordpad instead.Wordpad can't open a pdf and never could.You need pdf software to be installed.Commonly, Adobe Reader is used for this purpose. I prefer Sumatra PDF; No adware or sponsored crap - much smaller faster and lighter - (plus you can read e-books on it as well as pdf docs). now: Assuming you have Adobe Reader installed. Right click your file; Select, 'Open with'. Is Adobe Rdr in the list?If so click on it and your document will open properly. You may have to go through the 'make my default' process to make the association automatico nce more..If for some reason you no longer seem to have a PDF reader, either go to Adobe's site to download the latest version: try SumatraPDF, above.

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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, "¡", "")
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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Recently the PC Advisor newsletter has started to appear as plain text. It always used to be HTML. All other HTML e-mails I receive appear OK. I'm using GMX as my mail client and they have been having a number of problems of late. But could it be something PC Advisor have changed? Anyone else having these problems?I have already posted a query under he heading :-'e-mails displaying in plain text'. This has produced some replies, but none that have solved this.

Answer:'PC Advisor newsletter appears in plain text'

I am going to change my setting to receive in HTML - will post result when next newsletter received.

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I've been doing a bit of researching on storing login data securely and obviously the last thing you want to do is store the data in plain text. As I logged on to today I realized that in order to connect and download data from other financial institutions they must first give them the user's login data. I'm assuming that since not everybody uses the same method of encryption, they can't just send them their user's hashed password, but plain text or just using two way encryption. My question is how do they securely store this data if they are relying on two way encryption methods and is it possible to cheaply do myself? and saving passwords in plain text

while I haven't used mint so I don't really know how it works...

my guess would be SSL. Just like when you log in to your account, you're entering your info into an SSL-secured page.

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