I'm composing customized emails from Access using VBA. They're columns of numbers and will only display properly in a fixed width font. I thought plain text usually would display in Courier font, which would work fine. After send emails from several users' Outlook 2003, I see that although the emails are all going out as plain text, everything's not in Courier 10 -- and the proportional fonts don't look right. Some users show what was sent as Times Roman or Arial, some show what was received this way. So the columns don't line up properly.
I assume there's no way to force the recipient to use a specific font on a plain text email. So I thought how about sending an HTML email using Courier as the font, then also including a plain text email in case the user can only read plain text. Is there a way to send this "multipart/alternative" type of email from Outlook 2003? Or is the only way to control it going to be send HTML using Courier as the font and then figure out the recipients who can't receive HTML and send them plain text, hoping for the best?