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"with 'words' in the subject or body" won't find HTML

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Rules wizard won't find the words in the list if they're HTML. Edit the email by changing from HTML to plain text, re-run the rule, and it finds the word.

How do I make OL2000 SP3 find the HTML?
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by:CrazyOne
ID: 9901111
It does for me and I am sure I haven't done any special tweaking.

Can you post one of the rules that isn't working.
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by:tool_man
ID: 9913917
Here's the rule that doesn't work with HTML:

Apply this rule after the message arrives
with 'valium' or 'prescription' in the subject or body
permanently delete it
except if from C Youngblood or Chris Walling
stop processing more rules
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by:CrazyOne
ID: 9914233
Hmmm it I have similar rules and they work for me however I am using Outlook 2002

Perhaps this might help

on the meny do Help > Detect and Repair.
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by:CrazyOne
ID: 9914271
Also your rule wizard file may be corrupted or parts of it may be. For testing try this

Locate your *.rwz file
if you are using Win2000 or XP then you should find it here

C:\Documents and Settings\Your Profile Name\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\*.rwz

and move the *.rwz to another folder for backup purposes.
Then recreate just that rule and see if it now works. Also this rule may be in conflict with other rules.
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by:tool_man
ID: 9922775
I'm running Windows98 2ED. I've experimented with running only the one rule with no difference. However, I've not tried recreating the rules from scratch. I'll test that idea next and let you know.
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by:tool_man
ID: 9924932
I did the test with no difference. Still didn't catch the offending word.

Below is the HTML source from that email with the word "Pinochle" substituted for the offensive noun. Perhaps the answer can be gleaned from this.

<html>

<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Language" content="en-us">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=windows-1252">
<title>freeman</title>
</head>

<body>

<div align="center">
  <center>
  <p><font color="#EAEAEA">hidden nibble</font></p>
  <table border="3" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="border-collapse: collapse" bordercolor="#008000" width="64%" id="AutoNumber1" height="222">
    <tr>
      <td width="100%" height="222">
      <p align="center"><b><font size="4" color="#008000">Best Pinochle Enlargement
      Formula ever has been successfully tested!</font><font color="#000080"><br>
      </font></b><font color="#EAEAEA">flesh verandah</font><b><font color="#000080"><br>
      . Impress your wife and
      girlfriend this holiday .</font></b></p>
      <p align="center">It is called the &quot;<font color="#008000"><b>Virility
      Patch</b></font>&quot;. Satisfaction is guaranteed.<br>
      Great results will be visible after a week; there are no side effects.<br>
      Prescription is written by doctors at no cost.<u><font color="#FF3300">
      <br>
      </font><font color="#EAEAEA">www.sugarcompote.net</font><font color="#FF3300"><br>
      <b>
      <a href="http://honolulu.oncoming.mouse.gono.us/patch/?creatives">
      <font color="#FF3300">Visit our web-site for more information </font></a></b></font></u> </p>
      </td>
    </tr>
  </table>
  </center>
</div>
<p align="center"><font color="#EAEAEA">Bertha Sumner</font></p>
<p align="center"><font color="#EAEAEA">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; declarator
uzbmcno
yyrvbpedjo czjnxfl dhhuws ktoperhhi  spider</font></p>

</body>

</html>
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