Outlook Express 6 - Email is attaching itself as and html attachment when sending

By DjDaddy · 6 replies
Jan 1, 2008
  1. Hi Everyone.
    Hope everyone had a happy new year.

    I’m just wondering if I could get someone’s assistance or guidance, seeing as I am STUMPED!

    I have a computer here that has Windows XP/Sp2 with Microsoft Office 2007 on it. They use Outlook Express as their email client. I just fixed the Spell check on it (2007 office spell check is not compatible with outlook express. that’s another thread hehe). Anyways, the problem is:

    When they create/reply/forward any email, the whole contents of itself attaches itself as an html file as well. Its weird, I have never seen this.
    I could understand if the email disappears and sends it as an attachment, but that’s what stumps me. The whole email body, message, everything is there along with the attachment.

    This computer is a fresh install, everything up to date, virus, etc.

    Just wondering if someone has seen this, or knows what the cause of it is.
    Thanx again!
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Outlook Express is Not part of Office

    Open OE
    Click on Tools - Options - Send
    Go to "mail sending format"
    And adjust the settings there
  3. DjDaddy

    DjDaddy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanx for the reply!
    I realize OE is not part of Office. Just thought I would post the setup, in case it’s another office 2007 flaw.

    I will try that again. I’m almost sure I have tried that, along with every other option.

    Thanx again! Everyone’s help is MUCHO appreciated!

  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    That's reasonable

    No not a flaw in Office 2007
    Other than every install of Office removing OE from the default start menu (as you know)

    I agree I don't understand how a fresh install could do that

    There may be other issues here
  5. DjDaddy

    DjDaddy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hehe... yeah, that's what i was thinking. Good O'l Winblows issues... Oopps, did i say that? I Must of been thinking out loud. I meant to say Windows... ;)
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    one word
  7. DjDaddy

    DjDaddy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    mmmm..... unix....mmm...linux....mmmm... happy thoughts....:)
    sigh... i would LOVE to load it, just they are so USE to their programs, and setups, blah blah blah... its not worth the fight sometimes..
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