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Whenever I e-mail someone the message is recieved as garbage ie it looks encrypted with undecipherable symbols instead of letters.  os is microsoft xp. Outlook is 2002 v 10.2627.2625.  Any suggestions?  If you wish I can email you and you can assess directly what the message looks like.

Thanks

Peter Roan
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by:sunray_2003
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Peter,

Check if this would help

http://lists.omf.net/FAQ/Basics/GarbageEmail.htm

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by:pgroan
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No this didn't help.  My problem is that my sent message is entirely garbage as though it was encrypted.
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by:stefri
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How do uou encrypt your attachments?
Go to Toold/Options/Internet format; is uuencode selected? if yes, uncheck the options

If you send yourself an attachment and then check the SMTP header (open the received mail, View/Options), what do you read for MIME encryption?
Attachement are always encrypted as SMTP transport accepts only pure ascii chars

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by:pgroan
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ok I e-mailed myself something but it was not garbage.  The problem may be intermittent I don't know but it occurs frequently. the MIME was 1.0 in the header if that makes any difference.
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by:sunray_2003
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So does everyone gets your email as garbage or only certain people
what do you see in your "sent items folder" once the message is gone ?

does it make a difference if you send using rich text, html or plain .

try all these

Also check for virus in your system

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by:stefri
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I meant the Content-Type such as/

Content-Type: multipart/mixed;
      boundary="----=_NextPart_000_0007_01C3D172.8B4779A0"

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by:pgroan
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Ok, I finally figured out that the problem only occurs when I forward something.  It does not occur with an original note.  I am using Norton Internet Security and it does scan outgoing e-mail for viruses but I'm not sure this is the culprit.
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by:sunray_2003
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I found somewhere that this garbage stuff has been taken care in the latest outlook update

go to office.microsoft.com and download and install the latest updates for outlook

Sunray
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by:pgroan
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I threw in the towel and swithed to Outlook express.  I tried to update it as reccommended but the update would not install.  I wonder if the file is corrupt.
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