Forwarding HTML


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Ken Blake, MVP

I have Outlook 2010 set to read all messages in plain text. But with
some messages I click "Display as HTML."

Having clicked "Display as HTML," I sometimes want to forward the
message to someone else. But when I do they get the message in plain
text and "Display as HTML" isn't an option for them. Is there any way
I can forward the message as HTML?

Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP
 
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VanguardLH

Ken Blake said:
I have Outlook 2010 set to read all messages in plain text. But with
some messages I click "Display as HTML."

Having clicked "Display as HTML," I sometimes want to forward the
message to someone else. But when I do they get the message in plain
text and "Display as HTML" isn't an option for them. Is there any way
I can forward the message as HTML?

Forward as *attachment*. Then the recipient really does get an exact
copy of what you got. Forwarding inline means stripping out content,
like the original headers. Forwarding inline means the recipient really
doesn't know if what you sent them is what you claim you got. It's been
modified. If you really are not trying to give the recipient an exact
copy of what you got, what about copying and pasting? Copy the snipped
content you want to send, start a new e-mail, and paste in the partial
(and body only) content into your new message. After all, forwarding
inline means you aren't giving the recipient the original message.
 
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VanguardLH

Ken Blake said:
How do I do that? Do you mean choosing "Save as picture," then
attaching that saved picture to an e-mail message.

Yes, I can do that, but it's a multi-step process and I was hoping
there's an easier way.

The other disadvantage of doing that is that any links in the message
will be lost. In most instances, that will rule out the choice of
doing that.

Nothing is lost if you forward as attachment. The entire original
e-mail is attached to your new message. The recipient gets your new
e-mail which has an attachment. If they want to look at it, they open
that attachment to see it all (headers and body).

In OL2003, go to Tools -> Options -> Preferences tab -> E-mail Options
and select "Attach original message" for the "When forwarding a message"
setting. In OL2010, there should be a similar setting but, of course,
Microsoft changes the UI on every new major version of their software so
menu navigation will differ.

In OL2010, if you don't want to set it to always forward as attachment
the original message then you can right-click on an e-mail item and do
it selectively. Read:

http://www.addictivetips.com/microsoft-office/how-to-forward-email-as-attachment-in-outlook-2010/

Here's another on-the-fly way to forward-as-attachment:

http://www.rivier.edu/staff/acallahan/webpages/10outlook/forwardattachment.htm

Nothing is lost if you include the *original* email as an attachment.
As an attachment, the ENTIRE original e-mail gets attached. Forwarding
inline strips out headers and, as you've experienced, uses the default
view when re-retrieving the original message from Outlook's message
store to then insert into your new message. When the recipient opens
that attached e-mail, they'll have access to all its original headers
along with all of its original body (and not how you chose to render it
in your particular e-mail client).
 
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Ken Blake, MVP

Nothing is lost if you forward as attachment. The entire original
e-mail is attached to your new message. The recipient gets your new
e-mail which has an attachment. If they want to look at it, they open
that attachment to see it all (headers and body).

In OL2003, go to Tools -> Options -> Preferences tab -> E-mail Options
and select "Attach original message" for the "When forwarding a message"
setting. In OL2010, there should be a similar setting but, of course,
Microsoft changes the UI on every new major version of their software so
menu navigation will differ.


Yes, it's there in Outlook 2010, but it wasn't easy to find.
In OL2010, if you don't want to set it to always forward as attachment
the original message then you can right-click on an e-mail item and do
it selectively.


And that's even better. The right-click menu just says "Forward" and
nothing about attachments, so I had never tried it before.

Thanks very much for your help.

Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP
 

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