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Microsoft Outlook 2003

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by wizzle2003, Feb 18, 2007.

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  1. wizzle2003

    wizzle2003 Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    does anyone know how to get rid off the containging HTML text in a email?
    I would like to forward an email to a friend of mine but it contains tons of html-code.
    I want to send *Text only*

    Thanks
    wizzle2003
     
  2. cwwozniak

    cwwozniak Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    You should be able to change the forwarded message to plain text before sending it. The drop down "Format" menu in the message composition screen should have "Plain text" option.
     
  3. wizzle2003

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    Hi,
    I changed it from HTML to plain text but the html code is still there. How do i go from here?

    Thanks
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  4. cwwozniak

    cwwozniak Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    Are you forwarding the message as an attachment or inline as part of your new message. The original message probably does not convert to plain text if it is forwarded as an attachment.
     
  5. wizzle2003

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    it's a part of my new message. (no attachement)

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  6. DoubleHelix

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    Outlook can't convert an HTML message into plain text. Instead, the result is HTML code. If the e-mail contains text (albeit in HTML format), you could try copying and pasting the text into notepad to remove the formatting and the copy and paste that back to a new message.
     
  7. wizzle2003

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    hi,
    what good does it doo if i copy the whole contents into notepad and then from there back? It does't change anything (and why should it) :)

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  8. cwwozniak

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    The Outlook 2003 Help file and I beg to differ, or I am missing something obvious the meaning of HTML and plaint ext formatting.

    I just tested this in Outlook 2003 using a few different e-mail accounts ...

    1) I created an HTML formatted e-mail message using different fonts, font sizes and character colors. Using Account #1, I sent it to myself at Account #2.

    2) I received the HTML formatted message on Account #2 and the message had all the HTML formatted text. When I clicked on "View Source" I was able to see all of MS's bloated HTML tags in the message

    3) I chose to forward the test message as inline (my default setting). This opened a new HTML composition screen that included the original message with all of the HTML formatting.

    3) I selected Format -> Plain text and got a confirmation pop-up asking me to confirm the loss of all text formatting. I clicked "Yes".

    4) All of the text in my composition screen turned into black Courier font (my default).

    3) I then forwarded the message to a third account.

    4) I received the message on the third account and could see all of the text in my default Courier font. There was no "View Source" option available as there was for the original HTML message.
     

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    Good find, cwwazniak.

    wizzle2003, it looks like cwwazniak has the solution for you.

    To answer your question regarding copying and pasting to Notepad and back, this procedure removes HTML tags. You can try it right here on this forum. Take this post, copy it to Notepad, and then copy it to an e-mail message or Word. You'll find that it contains no HTML tags. This is in contrast to viewing the source of this web page where you'll find HTML formatting tags.
     
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