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Posted on 2010-08-20
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We have a device that monitors our electrical usage that sends a report to selected users. The report is sent in HTML.
Viewing from the Web (OWA) I (and the user) can view the email fine. HTML shows up perfectly formatted.
However, in Outlook (I use 2010, he uses 2003, it happens in both), it shows raw HTML code.
Attached is an example of the code. I've poked around at options in Outlook, and everything seems to have HTML enabled. I've searched around online and haven't found many applicable answers. Please suggest anything you think I can check.


--<<<---==+X[9ac4908c4a23f5fb764670a7448a7f7e]
Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="<<<---==+X[9ac4908c4a23f5fb764670a7448a7f7e]_alt"

--<<<---==+X[9ac4908c4a23f5fb764670a7448a7f7e]_alt
Content-Type: text/plain; encoding=iso-8859-1
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit

This email requires html emails to be enabled --<<<---==+X[9ac4908c4a23f5fb764670a7448a7f7e]_alt
Content-Type: text/html; encoding=iso-8859-1
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
<html>
	<head>
		<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"">
		<title>Eniscope Analytics Email Alert</title>
	</head>
	<body style="font-family:'Helvetica';font-size: 12px;color:#666666;">
		<table>
			<tr height="54">
				<td><img src="http://dev.eniscope.com/public/images/eniscopeEmail.png" width="172" height="32" /></td>
				<td style="text-align:right; font-weight: bold; font-size: 14px;">Daily Report</td>
			</tr>
			<tr>
				<td colspan="2">
					<table border=2 bordercolor="#CCCCCC" cellpadding=3 cellspacing=0 width=631 height=493>
						<tr height="32" style="background-color:#DDDDDD">
							<td style="border-width: 0; font-weight: bold;" colspan="6" class="bold">Friday 20th August 2010 at 15:45</td>
						</tr>
						<tr height="44" style="text-align:center" valign="bottom">
							<td style="border-width: 0;" colspan="2">You have used</td>
							<td style="border-width: 0; padding-left:40px" colspan="2">You have spent</td>
							<td style="border-width: 0;" colspan="2">Your CO2 emissions have been</td>
						</tr>
						<tr height="71" style="text-align:center" valign="top">
							<td style="border-width: 0; font-weight: bold; font-size: 36px; border-bottom: 2px #CCCCCC solid;" colspan="2">0.00 kWh</td>
							<td style="border-width: 0; padding-left:40px; font-weight: bold; font-size: 36px; border-bottom: 2px #CCCCCC solid;" colspan="2">code: 8<br />message: Undefined offset:  0<br />file: /var/www/vhosts/eniscope.com/subdomains/dev/httpdocs/application/view/Graph/emailTemplate.phtml<br />line: 26<br />context: Array<br />code: 8<br />message: Trying to get property of non-object<br />file: /var/www/vhosts/eniscope.com/subdomains/dev/httpdocs/application/view/Graph/emailTemplate.phtml<br />line: 26<br />context: Array<br />0.00</td>
							<td style="border-width: 0; font-weight: bold; font-size: 36px; border-bottom: 2px #CCCCCC solid;" colspan="2">0.00 kg</td>
						</tr>
						
						<tr height="213">
							<td colspan="6" style="border-width: 0; padding:10px;text-align:center;" valign="top">
								<table style="text-align:left" border=0 bordercolor="#CCCCCC" cellpadding=10 cellspacing=0 width="100%">		
									<tr height="61" valign="bottom">
										<td colspan="6" style="padding:3px; color:#FF613B; font-size:18px">Meter Location</td>
									</tr>
									<tr height="23" style="text-align:right">
										<td style="padding-top:0; font-weight: bold; border-bottom: 2px #CCCCCC solid;" width="243" colspan="3">&nbsp;</td>
										<td style="padding-top:0; font-weight: bold; border-bottom: 2px #CCCCCC solid;">Yesterday's Average kW</td>
										<td style="padding-top:0; font-weight: bold; border-bottom: 2px #CCCCCC solid;">This Week's Average kW</td>
										<td style="padding-top:0; font-weight: bold; border-bottom: 2px #CCCCCC solid;">Yesterday's Cost</td>
									</tr>
									<!-- List of Eniscopes -->
																		<!-- End of Eniscope List -->
									<tr height="32" style="text-align:right">
										<td colspan="3">&nbsp;</td>
										<td style="font-weight: bold;">0.00 kW</td>
										<td style="font-weight: bold;">0.00 kW</td>
										<td style="font-weight: bold;">code: 8<br />message: Undefined offset:  0<br />file: /var/www/vhosts/eniscope.com/subdomains/dev/httpdocs/application/view/Graph/emailTemplate.phtml<br />line: 56<br />context: Array<br />code: 8<br />message: Trying to get property of non-object<br />file: /var/www/vhosts/eniscope.com/subdomains/dev/httpdocs/application/view/Graph/emailTemplate.phtml<br />line: 56<br />context: Array<br />0.00</td>
									</tr>
								</table>
							</td>
						</tr>
						<tr height="68">
							<td colspan="6" style="border-width: 0; padding:15px; background-color:#99CC00; font-size:16px; border-style: solid; border-color:#FFFFFF; border-width: 4px"><a href="http://www.eniscope.com" class="bold" style="color:#666666">Login to Analytics</a> to view more information</td>
						</tr>
					</table>
				</td>
			</tr>
		</table>
	</body>
</html>

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Hi, FloydTheDuck.

Open one of these messages and look at the top of the message window.  Is the message opening in HTML or plain-text format?
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I thought that might be the case.  For some reason the message is arriving in plain-text format instead of HTML.  The item may not be marked properly when it's sent or there may be something on the recipient's end that's changing the format.  It's hard to say for sure, but since it's happening to two of you I'd say the problem is at the originating end.  

The workaround is to edit the message and change the format to HTML.  Outlook actually stores three representations of each message: HTML, plain-text, and Rich-text.  A setting in the message properties tells Outlook which version to display.  
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If it is the originating end, how would it work in OWA (Outlook Web Acess) via web browser?
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I'll preface this comment with an admission that it's been a couple of years since I last used OWA and don't clearly remember how it works in the realm of rendering messages.  My guess is that the messages render properly in OWA because as a web app it only shows HTML.  
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Sent an email to the creator of the email asking them to troubleshoot on their end. I will post results when I find more info.
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The problem was at the originating end. Thanks for the guidance.
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You're welcome.
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