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    HTM Attachment content hidden (2002/SP3)

    I have a message with a .htm attachment. Message size is 176KB but attachment shows only a 1KB and displays only a header. I have security options set to very relaxed and there is no sign of any blocking action. I cannot find anything here or in MS Knowledgebase to explain this issue. Any suggestions welcome.

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    Re: HTM Attachment content hidden (2002/SP3)

    What format is the email in? (HTML / Rich Text / Plain Text?)

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    Re: HTM Attachment content hidden (2002/SP3)

    It's HTML.

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    Re: HTM Attachment content hidden (2002/SP3)

    Are there any embedded graphics within the message?

    Something to try:
    Forward it to yourself without the attachment.
    Is it still around 175K?
    If so, Right_Click within the body and View Source. Is there much there?

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    Re: HTM Attachment content hidden (2002/SP3)

    You are right there is masses of code there, but it is not obvious to me what it is. THe message itself displays and prints OK - it is just a quotation with data in tables (about two pages worth).

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    Re: HTM Attachment content hidden (2002/SP3)

    Are you saying if you delete the attachment, then the size of the email remains pretty much the same?

    Are there any embedded graphics?

    What happens to the size if you forward it as Plain Text?

    (You can avoid actually forwarding the message - simply click on Forward then (edit the message then) File > Save.
    If you haven't changed it, the default folder it will be saved in is Drafts.)

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    Re: HTM Attachment content hidden (2002/SP3)

    Leif

    There are no embedded graphics (so far as I can tell - non visible anyway, and no reason for there to be any).

    If I delete the attachment - leaving the email in HTML format - the size remains about the same (actually increased by a few k).

    If I try the Forward method you suggest the size drops to about 12k - whether or not I delete the attacment.

    Thanks for your interest.

    Richard

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    Re: HTM Attachment content hidden (2002/SP3)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by jscher2000 on 25-Aug-04 12:28. Oooops.)</P>> I have security options set to very relaxed

    Not sure what this means. Presumably you view your Outlook mail in Internet Explorer's Restricted Sites zone to prevent scripts and ActiveX controls from running. At least, one would hope. Due to various security flaws, it is dangerous to view mail in the Internet zone (and worse to open it from your desktop).

    Now, about this message, if you right-click the seemingly small message body and View Source, is there a lot of text or code there?

    Added: Sorry, I see you already looked at the code. Save it from Notepad as a .txt file on the desktop and check the size. If it's big (e.g., 150K), I think that's your answer. If you want an analysis of what it is, you could zip it and post it here for review, but there is a small chance of breach of privacy if you don't XXX out places where your name and e-mail address appears in the document.

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