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    Senior Member mikeycorn's Avatar
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    With the new option to read outlook email as plain text in the latest service pack of IE, I think it's time I find out how this is done.

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    What exactly do you mean? REading it as plain text?
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    Just to clarify, Outlook or Outlook Express?
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    I think you mean Multi-Part MIME Encoding?

    Basically, in your email header (the part that stores the "From, To, Subject, etc." you set your Encoding to multipart/alternative, which is one of the Multi-Part MIME types that allows you to have multiple alternative forms of the content, in decreasing order of complexity.

    A typical multipart/alternative email will consist of an HTML part, an RTF part, and a Plain Text part.

    The specifics of how to construct a multipart/alternative email is kinda detailed, and I haven't done it in years... so just research it on Google.

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    Wow, thanks for the responses, I didn't know I had replies - I think I need to check my email notification settings . . .

    Originally posted by Wired
    Just to clarify, Outlook or Outlook Express?
    Outlook Express, although . . . MSN won't allow me to send email out through it. (Isn't that lame, I can collect my mail through outlook, but I have to send it from Yahoo. I tracked it down and sure enough, it's MSN denying me the right to SMTP through yahoo or any other third party.)

    So I perhaps the solution would be to compose it in Outlook Express, but the way MSN is blocking my outgoing mail (from their own freakin' Outlook Express software, by the way) I'd ultimately have to send the composed message through the Yahoo website.
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    Originally posted by transio
    I think you mean Multi-Part MIME Encoding?

    Basically, in your email header (the part that stores the "From, To, Subject, etc." you set your Encoding to multipart/alternative, which is one of the Multi-Part MIME types that allows you to have multiple alternative forms of the content, in decreasing order of complexity.

    A typical multipart/alternative email will consist of an HTML part, an RTF part, and a Plain Text part.

    The specifics of how to construct a multipart/alternative email is kinda detailed, and I haven't done it in years... so just research it on Google.
    Cool thanks, now at least I know the proper terminology to search for.
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