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    preventing previous message text being altered (2003)

    Is there anyway to prevent people altering the content of previous messages when replying to or forwarding emails?

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    Re: preventing previous message text being altered

    Only by sending the message as a protected pdf or similar, I should imagine. Once the mail is on the recipients computer, it's theirs to do with what they wish.

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    Re: preventing previous message text being altered (2003)

    You can convert the message to a graphic image, a trick I have just learned, thanks to JohnBF. See <post#=434621>post 434621</post#>.

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    Re: preventing previous message text being altered (2003)

    The problem is the client currently uses groupwise which prevents these changes - they are moving to outlook 2003 and see this as a real threat!

    I suppose the answer is that if the email is sent to anyone not using groupwise then this problem will be evident even if the originator is using Groupwise?!

    Thanks for the input anyway - was clutching at straws on this one!

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    Re: preventing previous message text being altered (2003)

    To quote 2002's help

    Mark a message as private, personal, or confidential
    In the message you want to set the sensitivity level for, click Options.
    In the Sensitivity box, click the option you want.
    Note Marking a message Private prevents the message from being modified after you send it.

    However, anyone who 'wants' to modify a mail message could probably fool 99% of the people even in groupwise. Low-tech tricks such as cut and paste into new messages generally work very well

    There are always security certificates and encryption if this is a serious issue.


    Editted straight after the post.
    I'm sure there is a way to make these things default to always be on - I remember working with an HR person who sent all mail as high-importance private - even if it was neither.

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    Re: preventing previous message text being altered (2003)

    Unfortunately with 2003 even this does not seem to work - please has anyone tried Information Rights Management (which seems to be a button on the New Message toolbar now?)

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