Outlook Express sending mail as text not HTML??

  stugra 15:08 01 Mar 05
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I am running XP pro and using Outlook Express ver 6

All of a sudden, I am starting to get mail messages through in a jumbled up text format instead of the usual HTML format. The messages start with:-

This is multi-part message in MIME format.

--NextPart_048F8BC8A2197DE2036A
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=windows-1252

for example.

It was happening with PayPal messages and a few eaby ines as well to begin with, so I thought it was their problem. Then suddenly today, a totally unassociated email from a book company came in the same way.
It came form the companies email address [email protected] and the messages have no to address. Also the subject line tends to be missing. This message looked like this:-

This is a multi-part message in MIME format.

--MIMEBoundary1c2e0b623af3316222b11a15a1d44044
Content-Type: text/plain;charset="ISO-8859-1"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit

*************************************************

The Book People - Bulletin
March 2005

*************************************************

then there is some normal non-HTML message text and it ends in:

--MIMEBoundary1c2e0b623af3316222b11a15a1d44044
Content-Type: text/html;charset="ISO-8859-1"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit

HEAD>
TITLE>Untitled Document /TITLE>
META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
style type="text/css">
!--
.mainbody {
font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
font-size: 12px;
color: #000000;
}
.bigred {
font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
font-size: 18px;
font-weight: bolder;
color: #FF5100;
}
.smalltext {
color: #000000;
font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
font-size: 9px;
}
.smalltextbold {color: #000000; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 9px; font-weight: bold; }
a:link {
color: #000000;
}
.mediumblack { font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
font-size: 14px;
color: #000000;
font-weight: bold;
}
-->
/style>
/HEAD>

BODY BGCOLOR="#FFFFFF" TEXT="#000000" link="#FFFFFF" vlink="#FFFFFF" alink="#FFFFFF" TOPMARGIN=0 LEFTMARGIN=0 MARGINHEIGHT=0 MARGINWIDTH=0>
table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> tr> td width="*" align="LEFT" valign="TOP" bgcolor="#6699FF"> table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" height="108"> tr> td height="41" align="LEFT" valign="TOP"> /td> /tr> tr> td height="3" bgcolor="#333399" align="LEFT" valign="TOP"> /td> /tr> tr> td height="64" align="LEFT" valign="TOP"> /td> /tr> /table> /td>
td align="LEFT" valign="TOP" width="480" bgcolor="#6699FF"> img src="click here" width="480" height="108"> /td>
td width="*" align="LEFT" valign="TOP" bgcolor="#6699FF"> table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" height="108"> tr> td height="41" align="LEFT" valign="TOP"> /td> /tr> tr> td height="3" bgcolor="#333399" align="LEFT" valign="TOP"> /td> /tr> tr> td height="64" align="LEFT" valign="TOP"> /td> /tr> /table> /td> /tr> tr> td width="*" align="LEFT" valign="TOP" height="12"> /td> td align="LEFT" valign="TOP" width="480" height="12"> /td> td width="*" align="LEFT" valign="TOP" height="12"> /td> /tr> tr> td width="*" align="LEFT" valign="TOP">  /td> td align="LEFT" valign="TOP" width="480">
TABLE WIDTH="480" BORDER="0" CELLSPACING="0" CELLPADDING="0">
TR ALIGN="LEFT" VALIGN="TOP">
TD colspan="2">
table width="480" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
tr align="LEFT" valign="TOP">
td valign="top" height="22">
table width="480" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
tr>
And there is lots more HTML to the end ofg the message - this is a typical example. I get messages in this jumbled up format at about 2 or 3 a day.

i appreciate any help - Thanks.

  Yoda Knight 15:24 01 Mar 05

start by checking ur security settings in OE

  stugra 15:29 01 Mar 05

but I am not sure what to look for - especially as I only get the odd message (yet very annoying) with this problem, amongst all the 'normal' ones, making it intermittent.

  stugra 15:32 01 Mar 05

Here is the way this the message looked that came through to tell me I had a response to this thread, no MIME header this time, just lots of HTML:-


<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
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