Outlook 2003 with sp1, Word as Editor hangs on reply/forward


M

Michael

Hi,

I have Office 2003 installed with sp1. I've found an email message
which hangs Outlook 2003 replying or forwarding. I use Word as my
message editor.

The email is html and appears to be formatted correctly.

I have saved the source of the email and attempted to open it in IE.
The curious thing is that IE will hang for quite a while on my machine
trying to download the images (I have a cable modem). Then at the end,
it complain about a security risk. Allowing the security risk, shows
the remaining items.

Even more curious, is when I open the saved html file in Word. It will
hang Word for a very long time, before displaying the document. In it,
a number of images are not found.

So at this point, the problem could be that Word's timeout at receiving
images is very long or there is some kind of script/security risk that
is hanging Word and IE (I couldn't locate anything).

The ramifacations on Outlook is that it's completely hangs the
application and you need to kill Outlook and all WinWord.exe processes.
Super annoying!

I have included the message below in the hopes that someone from
Microsoft might look into this problem.

The workaround at this point is not to reply/forward this message.

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<html><body>
<DIV>
<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Times New
Roman" size=3>Y, thanks for your purchase and prompt

payment.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>Your package will
be mailed out tomorrow (Monday) and you should

expect to receive it within a few days.</FONT></P>
<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><?xml:namespace prefix =
o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:blush:ffice:blush:ffice"

/><o:p><FONT face="Times New Roman" size=3>&nbsp;</FONT></o:p></P>
</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<BLOCKQUOTE style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT:
#1010ff 2px solid">-------------- Original message

-------------- <BR>
<STYLE type=text/css>
..dummy {}
BODY, TD {font-family: verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:
12px;color: #000000;}
LI {line-height: 120%;}
UL.ppsmallborder {margin:10px 5px 10px 20px;}
LI.ppsmallborderli {margin:0px 0px 5px 0px;}
UL.pp_narrow {margin:10px 5px 0px 40px;}
hr.dotted {width: 100%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;
border-left:
#fff; border-right: #fff; border-top: #fff; border-bottom: 2px dotted
#ccc;}
..pp_label {font-family: verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:
10px;font-weight: bold;color: #000000;}
..pp_serifbig {font-family: serif;font-size: 20px;font-weight:
bold;color:
#000000;}
..pp_serif{font-family: serif;font-size: 16px;color: #000000;}
..pp_sansserif{font-family: verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;
font-size:
16px;color: #000000;}
..pp_heading {font-family: verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:
18px;font-weight: bold;color: #003366;}
..pp_subheadingeoa {font-family:
verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size: 15px;font-weight:
bold;color:
#000000;}
..pp_subheading {font-family:
verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:
16px;font-weight: bold;color: #003366;}
..pp_sidebartext {font-family:
verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:
11px;color: #003366;}
..pp_sidebartextbold {font-family:
verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size: 11px;font-weight:
bold;color:
#003366;}
..pp_footer {font-family: verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:
11px;color: #aaaaaa;}
..pp_button {font-size: 13px; font-family:
verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-weight: 400;
border-style:blush:utset;
color:#000000; background-color: #cccccc;}
..pp_smaller {font-family: verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:
10px;color: #000000;}
..pp_smallersidebar {font-family:
verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size: 10px;color: #003366;}
..ppem106 {font-weight: 700;}
</STYLE>

<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=600 align=center border=0>
<TBODY>
<TR vAlign=top>
<TD><A href="https://www.paypal.com/us"><IMG alt=PayPal
src="http://images.paypal.com/en_US/i/logo/email_logo.gif"

border=0></A> </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0>
<TBODY>
<TR>
<TD width="100%"
background=http://images.paypal.com/images/bg_clk.gif><IMG height=29

src="http://images.paypal.com/images/pixel.gif" width=1
border=0></TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD><IMG height=10 src="http://images.paypal.com/images/pixel.gif"
width=1 border=0></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=600 align=center border=0>
<TBODY>
<TR vAlign=top>
<TD width=400>
<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=5 width="100%" border=0>
<TBODY>
<TR vAlign=top>
<TD>
<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0>
<TBODY>
<TR>
<TD class=pp_heading align=left>You've got
cash!</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD>Dear X,<BR><BR>Y just sent you money with PayPal.<BR><BR>Y is an
<SPAN class=ppem106>Unverified buyer.</SPAN> </TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD>
<HR class=dotted>
</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD>
<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0>
<TBODY>
<TR>
<TD colSpan=3>
<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0>
<TBODY>
<TR>
<TD class=pp_subheading>Payment
Details</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD colSpan=3><IMG height=10
src="http://images.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width=1
border=0></TD></TR>
<TR vAlign=top>
<TD class=pp_label align=right>Amount:</TD>
<TD><IMG height=1 src="http://images.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif"
width=5 border=0></TD>
<TD>$22.50 USD</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD colSpan=3><IMG height=10
src="http://images.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width=1
border=0></TD></TR>
<TR vAlign=top>
<TD class=pp_label align=right>Transaction ID:</TD>
<TD><IMG height=1 src="http://images.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif"
width=5 border=0></TD>
<TD>XXX</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD colSpan=3><IMG height=10
src="http://images.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width=1
border=0></TD></TR>
<TR vAlign=top>
<TD class=pp_label align=right>Subject:</TD>
<TD><IMG height=1 src="http://images.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif"
width=5 border=0></TD>
<TD>Invoice</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD colSpan=3><IMG height=10
src="http://images.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width=1
border=0></TD></TR>
<TR vAlign=top>
<TD class=pp_label vAlign=top align=right>Note:</TD>
<TD><IMG height=1 src="http://images.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif"
width=5 border=0></TD>
<TD>Invoice for</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD colSpan=3><IMG height=10
src="http://images.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width=1
border=0></TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD><IMG height=1 src="http://images.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif"
width=110 border=0></TD>
<TD><IMG height=1 src="http://images.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif"
width=5 border=0></TD>
<TD width="70%"><IMG height=1
src="http://images.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width=1

border=0></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0>
<TBODY>
<TR>
<TD><A href="https://www.paypal.com/us/vst/id=XXX">View the details of
this transaction online</A></TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD><IMG height=5 src="http://images.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif"
width=1 border=0></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD>
<HR class=dotted>
</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD>
<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0>
<TBODY>
<TR>
<TD colSpan=3>
<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0>
<TBODY>
<TR>
<TD class=pp_subheading>Shipping
Information</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD colSpan=3><IMG height=10
src="http://images.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width=1
border=0></TD></TR>
<TR vAlign=top>
<TD class=pp_label vAlign=top align=right>Address:</TD>
<TD><IMG height=1 src="http://images.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif"
width=5 border=0></TD>
<TD>Y <BR>somewhere<BR>anywhere, AA 50000<BR>United
States<BR></TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD colSpan=3><IMG height=10
src="http://images.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width=1
border=0></TD></TR>
<TR vAlign=top>
<TD class=pp_label vAlign=top align=right>Address Status:</TD>
<TD><IMG height=1 src="http://images.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif"
width=5 border=0></TD>
<TD>Confirmed <A
href="http://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=p/pop/confirmed_address"><IMG


src="http://images.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/scr_symQuestion.gif"
border=0></A> &nbsp; </TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD colSpan=3><IMG height=10
src="http://images.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width=1
border=0></TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD colSpan=3></TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD><IMG height=1 src="http://images.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif"
width=110 border=0></TD>
<TD><IMG height=1 src="http://images.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif"
width=5 border=0></TD>
<TD width="70%"><IMG height=1
src="http://images.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width=1

border=0></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD>
<HR class=dotted>
</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD></TD>
<TR>
<TD>Thank you for using PayPal!<BR>The PayPal Team </TD></TR>
<TR></TR>
<TR>
<TD><BR><SPAN class=pp_footer>PayPal Email ID
PP274<BR><BR></SPAN></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD>
<TD><IMG height=1 src="http://images.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif"
width=10 border=0></TD>
<TD vAlign=top width=190>
<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=1 width="100%" bgColor=#cccccc
border=0>
<TBODY>
<TR>
<TD>
<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" bgColor=#ffffff
border=0>
<TBODY>
<TR>
<TD>
<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=5 width="100%" bgColor=#eeeeee
border=0>
<TBODY>
<TR>
<TD class=pp_sidebartextbold align=middle>Protect Your Account
Info</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=5 width="100%" border=0>
<TBODY>
<TR>
<TD class=pp_sidebartext>Make sure you never provide your password to
fraudulent websites. <BR><BR>To safely and securely

access the PayPal website or your account, open a new web browser (e.g.
Internet Explorer or Netscape) and type in the

PayPal URL (https://www.paypal.com/us/) to be sure you are on the real
PayPal site.<BR><BR>PayPal will never ask you to

enter your password in an email.<BR><BR>For more information on
protecting yourself from fraud, please review our Security

Tips at https://www.paypal.com/us/securitytips<BR><IMG height=5
src="http://images.paypal.com/en_US/images/pixel.gif"

width=1 border=0> </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD>
<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=5 width="100%" bgColor=#eeeeee
border=0>
<TBODY>
<TR>
<TD class=pp_sidebartextbold align=middle>Protect Your
Password</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=5 width="100%" border=0>
<TBODY>
<TR>
<TD class=pp_sidebartext>You should <SPAN class=ppem106>never</SPAN>
give your PayPal password to anyone, including PayPal

employees.<BR><IMG height=5
src="http://images.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width=1

border=0></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR></TD></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></BLOC

KQUOTE></body></html>
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