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How can I configure Outlook to read non-digitally-signed e-mail messages or nonencrypted e-mail messages as plain text in Office XP SP1?
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This article describes a feature that lets users configure Outlook to read all non-digitally-signed e-mail messages or nonencrypted e-mail messages in plain text format. This feature was added to Outlook 2002 in Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 1 (SP1). This feature also allows system administrators to configure policies that require users to read all non-digitally-signed e-mail messages or nonencrypted e-mail messages in plain text only.
Note Digitally signed e-mail messages or encrypted e-mail messages are not affected by this update and cannot be changed by a system policy. Digitally signed e-mail messages or encrypted e-mail messages are read in their original formats.
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307841/ )How to obtain the latest Office XP service pack
To add this feature automatically, click the Fix this problem link. Then, click Run in the File Download dialog box and follow the steps in this wizard.
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Note This wizard may be in English only; however, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.
Note If you are not on the computer that has the problem, you can save the automatic fix to a flash drive or to a CD, and then you can run it on the computer that has the problem.
To check whether the automatic fix added the feature, go to the "Did this add the feature?" section.
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ )How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To turn on the "Read as Plain Text" feature, follow these steps:
After you turn on the "Read as Plain Text" feature, users notice the following changes:
Error 80070057 "Could not complete the operation. One or more parameter values are not valid."
Check whether the feature was added. If the feature has been added. You are finished with this article. If there is a problem, you can contact support