Receiving Outlook message

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I have attached a screenshot of the properties window of a message I have received.   Can you tell me if the message type (plain text) is how the sender is creating the message or is that somehow something in my settings when receiving it.   This is Outlook 2003
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Thomas GrassiSystems Administrator
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It is how the sender sends it.

Based on the email options when you compose a new email you can have it default to plain text html etc.

You receive the email based on how it was sent. Outlook does not convert incoming email formats.
bankwestCTO/Cashier

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That was what I thought but my vendor keeps telling me they send in html.   But I keep randomly getting some in plain text.

Thanks
Thomas GrassiSystems Administrator

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Are they using outlook or something else?

Also depends if the are forwarding email from somewhere else also.
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bankwestCTO/Cashier

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I believe they have an Exchange server for their email.

And no, they wouldn't be forwarded.   We do business with them and receive emails at various times of the day.   Most are html, but occassionally they come in plain text.
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are you on exchange or internet mail?

in outlook 2003 Optiond Mail format
what do they have for the default compose in this message format

Also if you are internet email then the internet format option has a convert to this option
check what they have for that.
bankwestCTO/Cashier

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We use Rackspace and my setting are html for default compose and the Internet format is also html.
Thomas GrassiSystems Administrator

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I would then check with the sender or senders to see what they have defined for the Internet format. If they have HTML for the internet email format also then I would suggest contacting Rackspace and see if they know of anything.

I most certainly does not have anything to do with your setup it is how it is being sent.

No system that I am aware of modifies email they all scan it of course.

I would double check the senders settings. See if they can send you a few test emails to see what conditions cause this.
bankwestCTO/Cashier

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No resolution and no futher information to add so will close

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