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I get emails with that look like this: what can I do?

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Vanguard_LH

8/22/2022 - Mon
Jared Luker

I would STRONGLY encourage you to move to a different email program.  Outlook Express is really vulnerable to malware.

I would recommend Mozilla Thunderbird (will import all your OE stuff), or the new Windows Live Mail.

Windows Live Mail is essentially Outlook Express for Vista that is freely downloadable and much more up to date.

Links:
Mozilla: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/thunderbird/
Live:  http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview

I'm sure that this will take care of your issue in the original post too.
jcimarron

countryfreshness--Do you know what that email should look like?  Do others see the same as you do or do they see proper text?
Do you know the sender?
I suspect this is spam, which may be trying to deposit a webbug or something similar on your PC.  I never open emails from sources I do not recognize.  
You could try right clicking on this email when all you see is the title in the Inbox list.  Then click Properties|Details tab|Message Source.  Scroll through that window.  Does the message (which usually starts about 1/2 way down) look any better (it may be .html code, but if that is the case you should see the occasional understandable word) or still scrambled?
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countryfreshness

It is a legitimate email from someone I receive mail from on occasion. It looks the same when I forward it to my msn account as well. This is a brand new Latitude D830 XP Pro SP2 with all MS updates.

Here's one I got today:
>> begin 666 SFSP Greensboro Chapter - June Newsletter.htm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``> `> end
Your help has saved me hundreds of hours of internet surfing.
fblack61
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countryfreshness

It is a legitimate email from someone I receive mail from on occasion. It looks the same when I forward it to my msn account as well. This is a brand new Latitude D830 XP Pro SP2 with all MS updates.

Here's one I got today:
>> begin 666 SFSP Greensboro Chapter - June Newsletter.htm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``> `> end
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countryfreshness

This is from a totally different, yet legit sender. So it's not just one sender, it's been 3 to 4 different senders.

>> begin 666 Coming Soon! First Place 4 Health.htm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
Jared Luker

That too is an HTML attachment (Coming Soon! First Place 4 Health.htm) that is not being handled correctly.  Try upgrading to one of those other email clients that I mentioned.  I'll bet that they handle that stuff just fine.
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jcimarron

countryfreshness--OE Tools|Options|Read tab.  Is "read all messages in plain text checked"?  If so, uncheck it, then Apply|OK.
Vanguard_LH

Someone sent you a UUencoded attachment (all attachments are sections within the body of the e-mail; it is the e-mail client that decides whether or not to show it as a separate object).  It is possible that you did not receive all their e-mails.  They may have sliced up their e-mail because whatever was being encoded was too big per their e-mail provider's per-message-maximum-size anti-spam quota.  So they may have sent you the message in parts.  That means you will need to use Combine and Decode on all the e-mails once you get them.  If you are missing of one their slices then you can't combine the rest.  You need to have all slices to recombine them.

In Outlook Express, hit F1.  In the help, search on "combine" and read the "Combine and Decode command" topic.  It says how to recombine those sliced up e-mails.

You might also request that the sender no longer use the antiquated UUencode method to encode attachments and instead use MIME.