Default encoding in Outlook 2007

Default encoding in Outlook 2007

Post by Peter Afon » Sun, 04 Jan 2009 06:25:27


Hello,

I'm running Outlook 2007 on Vista Ultimate, and it's my default e-mail
client.

I cannot figure out how to set up a default encoding for incoming messages.
In the Options I can set up a default encoding for outgoing messages, but
for incoming messages I always have to change the encoding manually.

I would appreciate you advice.

Thank you,

Peter
 
 
 

Default encoding in Outlook 2007

Post by Milly Stap » Sun, 04 Jan 2009 15:44:11

The sender is the only one who can set the encoding.

--
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After furious head scratching, Peter Afonin asked:

| Hello,
|
| I'm running Outlook 2007 on Vista Ultimate, and it's my default e-mail
| client.
|
| I cannot figure out how to set up a default encoding for incoming
| messages. In the Options I can set up a default encoding for outgoing
| messages, but for incoming messages I always have to change the
| encoding manually.
|
| I would appreciate you advice.
|
| Thank you,
|
| Peter

 
 
 

Default encoding in Outlook 2007

Post by Peter Afon » Mon, 05 Jan 2009 05:47:00

Thank you,

This is really strange. I can do this in Windows Mail, but not Outlook,
which is supposed to be a more sophisticated program.

Also, as far as I remember, I could do this in the old versions of Outlook.

Peter
 
 
 

Default encoding in Outlook 2007

Post by Peter Afon » Mon, 05 Jan 2009 07:18:28

I figured this out.

You need to set a correct default encoding in Windows Mail:

Tools | Options | Read I Fonts.

Then you need to make sure that the correct encoding is displayed under
International Settings in Windows Mail:

Tools | Options | Read | International Settings

I had to change the encoding twice before it worked.

Then I've got a correct encoding in Outlook. Somehow Outlook inherits the
read encoding from the Windows Mail.

I wish Microsoft would be clear on this.

Peter