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    Weird Outlook 2000 behavior (2000)

    The last two days I've been getting almost all of my emails arriving with
    .txt files attached to them. For example, I send my buddy an email, he replies to
    me and attached to his reply is a txt file. The contents of the text file is the
    body of the email I sent him. I have no virii, nor have I installed anything since
    this started. Any ideas?

    thanks!
    -Stephen

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    Re: Weird Outlook 2000 behavior (2000)

    Are you sending the messages in "Plain Text," "Rich Text" or "HTML" format? Initially, this should be the format indicated on the title bar of the message as you are composing it. In addition, if you inspect the properties for the addressee, you might find a "use RTF" or "use Text" checkbox that overrides the general choice.

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    Re: Weird Outlook 2000 behavior (2000)

    I'm sending them in plain text and I have "send using plain text" checked on their vCard too. I'm on lists as well, getting txt attachments with their posts too, from people I don't even communicate with.

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    Re: Weird Outlook 2000 behavior (2000)

    If you have not changed anything about the way you retrieve mail, for example, installed an anti-spam product, then perhaps your ISP has changed something on its end??

    Outlook is good at decoding mail, but there is always the possibility that one of its files has become corrupted in some odd way. And there are many files. You can repair the program files using the Help file item Detect and Repair. You also can rename various customizable files and have Outlook rebuild them from scratch. These include extend.dat (data on Exchange-style extensions), outcmd.dat (data on menu and toolbar customization), VbaProject.otm (macros created in Outlook), and a few others found in the same place. But it's just a wild guess as to whether that would help.

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    Re: Weird Outlook 2000 behavior (2000)

    Yeah, perhaps...would Comcast change something on the SMTP server that would cause this? I've tried Detect and Repair (nothing) but not the other things. Perhaps the inbox repair tool? What is that...scanpst.exe or something?

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    Re: Weird Outlook 2000 behavior (2000)

    If Comcast changed something, they probably are getting a lot of feedback!

    Yes, the Inbox Repair Tool is ScanPST.exe. Make a backup first. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Weird Outlook 2000 behavior (2000)

    Yeah, guess I should give them a call. Thanks for your help! I'll let you know how it all turns out.
    -Stephen

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