I am trying to understand the differences between email formats in Outlook.. Specifically HTML, Rich Text, and Plain Text. Obviously, plain text can't do text formatting or embedded pictures, but I guess I don't know why there are multiple formats and what the benefits/risks are with each one.
I had an email come to me in Rich Text, and I wanted to try and copy the picture that was embedded into the email into a new email. My new emails are set to automatically be HTML format, and the picture would not copy into the HTML format (jut a "box" with a red X in it). So, what I had to do was, copy the picture and paste it into MS Word. Then, I copied the picture in MS Word to the clipboard and pasted it into my new message. This worked, but it got me thinking about why I had to do this and what the differences were between the different formats.