JSI Tip 9553. Description of plain text mode in Outlook Express in Windows XP Service Pack 2.

NOTE: If you ever feel compelled to send me an e-mail, always use plain text mode!

Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 883257 contains the following summary and introduction:

SUMMARY

In Microsoft Windows XP, to help preserve the user's privacy and prevent virus attacks, Microsoft Outlook Express 6 blocks e-mail attachments that are considered unsafe and HTML content such as images. In Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), to prevent malicious scripts from running automatically, plain text mode is also turned on in Outlook Express.

INTRODUCTION

This article describes plain text mode in Outlook Express and answers the following questions:
What is plain text mode?
Why use plain text mode?
What features are not available in plain text mode?
How do I use plain text mode in Outlook Express?
How do I switch between reading or composing e-mail messages as plain text and HTML easily when I want to?



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