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When i send an email it defaults to HTML format and sends no issues.

Problem, on my desktop or from another program sending to email it sends it default rich text, i want to change that to always send in HTML.

example: right click an icon on the desktop, hover over "send to" left click mail receipient, when the email message pops up, it is in the RICH TEXT format, i would like that in HTML by default.

this is outlook 2010 and outlook 2007.
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by:Tony Giangreco
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In Outlook, go to Tools, Options, Mail Format, select the format you want.
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Set the Default Message Format in Outlook

To configure the default format for new emails in Outlook:
•Select File | Options in Outlook.
•Open the Mail category.
•Choose the format you want to use as a default for new emails under Compose messages in this format:.
 •Click OK.

http://office.microsoft.com/en-in/outlook-help/change-the-message-format-to-html-rich-text-or-plain-text-HA101992313.aspx

For manually change the message format please refer below link:

http://www.msoutlook.info/question/628
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by:diogo_fm
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Hi gw6211,
You can change the defaults in outlook tools > options > mail format.

For further help look here:
Change the message format to HTML, Rich Text, or plain text

Hope this helps!
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ok, all those responses are how to set up outlook for default HTML, which IS SET.

read the example i provided please, when you "SEND TO" from a pdf or icon on your DESKTOP it THEN defaults to rich text INSTEAD of HTML like is set in outlook.
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Oh ok.
There you go then :)

Check this KB then:
Outlook: Send To Mail Recipient opens an Outlook plain text message

Hope this helps!
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nice diogo, we are getting close, i get this error:


red stop x "cannot start microsoft outlook. The command line arguement is not valid. Verify the switch you are using."

this is how it looks on my shortcut:

"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\OUTLOOK.EXE" /c ipm.note

now on the sendto i do see the outlook icon but it gives that error.

thanks in advance!
gary
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Can you test it in outlook 2007? Cause i'm not sure the solution i provided will work in 2010.
Should be 12 folder instead of 14

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by:gw6211
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none of the machines are 2007 version, all are 2010, i dont even have 2007 installed on any of the machines.
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by:diogo_fm
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I was just asking this cause you mentioned Outlook 2007 on the original post. Let me dig a bit more to see if i can get you a solution.

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right, i did state 2007, i was mis-informed, all are 2010.


thanks again!
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Ok found it!

Try with:
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\OUTLOOK.EXE" /a

I tested with Outlook 2013 and it works. So it should work on Outlook 2010.

Hope this helps!
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Wow, great job!!!! that did it, thank you so much diogo!!
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