Stopping Outlook 2003 defaulting plain text emails to US-ASCii
Posted on 2006-07-20
Whenever I receive emails in Outlook 2003 that are in plain text (Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ASCII according to the header info), Outlook displays the email using US-ASCII from the encoding options list. This happens every time, and because I am in the UK some of the symbols get messed up. This is particularly odd when I receive email from a UK address to my UK address in plain text. Outlook presumes it's US-ASCii and then displays all the symbols incorrectly!
Is there any way for 'force' Outlook to default to something such as Western European encoding when displaying plain text emails? I know I can manually set this for each email by doing View > Encoding > Western European, but that involves more hassle (opening first, then selecting for every email every time it's read!).