XFOR: Some HTML Messages from Exchange 2000 That Pass Through the Exchange Notes Connector Are Garbled

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256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
If you send messages from either Microsoft Outlook (using HTML) or Microsoft Outlook Web Access to a contact in Active Directory that has a NOTES target address (for example, a Lotus Notes user who is connected to Exchange 2000 by the Microsoft Exchange Connector for Lotus Notes), some of the messages may be garbled.

Specifically, when you send mail that contains two consecutive spaces (represented in the HTML source as  ), these characters are replaced by a euro symbol. This problem may occur when you use Japanese character sets on both Exchange 2000 and Lotus Notes.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
301378 XGEN: How to Obtain the Latest Exchange 2000 Server Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:

Component: Exchange Notes Connector

File nameVersion

This fix creates a new RTFSTRIPTAG registry key that you can enable to resolve this problem. Note that enabling this key is performance-intensive, and results in higher processor use. Microsoft recommends that you test and size hardware appropriately before you change this key.

If you enable the RTFSTRIPTAG key functionality, messages are modified before they are converted from HTML to RTF (before the subsequent conversion to Lotus Notes format). This modification changes sequences of non-breaking spaces (&nsbp; in the HTML source code) into simple spaces.

WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

To enable or disable this functionality, add or modify the RTFSTRIPTAG key:
  1. Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
  2. Locate the following key in the registry (if the RTFSTRIPTAG key does not already exist, add it):
  3. On the Edit menu, click REG_SZ, type one of the following values as applicable, and then click OK:
    • To enable this functionality, set the value to 2.
    • To disable this functionality, set the value to 0.
  4. Quit Registry Editor.
Additional registry keys are also included in this fix.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Service Pack 3.

Article ID: 313572 - Last Review: 10/24/2013 08:48:11 - Revision: 3.2

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