Block email containing HTML?

MS Outlook 2000 SR-1 (9.0.3821)
in Corporate/Workgroup mode.

Is there any way to prevent an email, which contains HTML from reaching the in box or display it as text only?

Plain Text and Rich Text Format messages are all I need.
I could due without the HTML security problems which might show up.

Searches of the MSKB for disabling HTML did turn up one hit for Outlook 2002 with Service Pack 1. You have to edit the registry to turn on the 'Read as Plain Text' feature. See article Q307594. That says to me that similar solutions are not available for anything prior to Outlook 2002 SP 1. Oh, and this is only for un-signed messages. Anything digitally signed will STILL be rendered as HTML.

This page (http://www.slipstick.com/dev/code/zaphtml.htm) also has a few hacks for stripping HTML out of Outlook messages, but I'm sorry to say that this is far from an elegant solution.

So, if you know how to disable Outlook's inborn desire to render HTML, I'd love to know where that checkbox is located.



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Analog_KidAsked:
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StaceConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I found the following which might be of some use:

http://www.techtv.com/screensavers/downloadoftheday/story/0,24330,3364064,00.html

Haven't tried it myself yet.

Stace.
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Neo_mvpsCommented:
FWIW, what you asking is not built into the product.  Any solution you find will be third party and how elegant it is will be a matter of taste.

I think the best 3rd party tool out there that will meet your needs is Watch Your Back by Grinning Shark.
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slink9Commented:
I see that one plus two more at the bottom of the link you posted.  I agree that you will have to go third-party or upgrade to 2002 to do this.
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Neo_mvpsCommented:
I should add one more that you may or may not like.  Chilton Preview Pane.  Takes any stream of text and previews as Rich Text.
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Analog_KidAuthor Commented:
I prefer not to upgrade. Options appear to be extremely limited. Watch Your Back by Grinning Shark is becoming increasingly tiresome.
Thanks for the input, guys.
 
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NetminderCommented:
Points reduced by request (http://www.experts-exchange.com/commspt/Q.20287475.html).

Analog_Kid,

I assume you'll do right by these guys... <grin>

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Analog_KidAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the link, Stacy. The author's site at
http://ntbugtraq.ntadvice.com/default.asp?sid=1&pid=55&did=38
includes detailed info regarding this Add-in.

Neo, I would like to learn more about the Chilton Preview Pane you mentioned. Can you provide a link?

BTW I have posted points for you and slink for you help here. I really appreciate you input!
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Analog_KidAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the link, Stacy. The author's site at
http://ntbugtraq.ntadvice.com/default.asp?sid=1&pid=55&did=38
includes detailed info regarding this Add-in.

Neo, I would like to learn more about the Chilton Preview Pane you mentioned. Can you provide a link?

BTW I have posted points for you and slink for you help here. I really appreciate you input!
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Neo_mvpsCommented:
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Analog_KidAuthor Commented:
Thanks, Neo1
! I'll check it out.
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