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Outlook 2003 - 2 Users Receiving messages that are garbled

Discussion in 'Using Outlook' started by IT-Tech, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. IT-Tech


    The DVD doesn't say, so I suppose it's 32 bit. The only thing that is noticeable in each circumstance is the users all have windows 7 and Office 2003. XP users with 2003 have had no issues.
  2. Diane Poremsky

    Diane Poremsky

    Senior Member
    You or the sender doesn't happen to be running office in parallels?
  3. IT-Tech


    No it is full Windows 7 Pro.
  4. Diane Poremsky

    Diane Poremsky

    Senior Member
    Oh well, it was worth a shot. :( I was trying to help a guy the other day and after several messages back and forth and none of the usual things worked, he finally mentioned parallels and mcafee on the windows instance. Apparently mcafee and parallels don't get along.

    There are some minor issues with Outlook 2003 on Windows 7 - goofy, annoying things like taskbar buttons don't group right. I'm not aware of any corruption issues that are not related to addins.
  5. S Nagarajan

    S Nagarajan

    Re: Solved-Outlook 2003 - 2 Users Receiving messages that are garbled

    The group emails having more than 1000 characters in the To address will be converted to garbled messages in outlook as HTML code with attachment in the body (mostly unreadable characters) . Microsoft has addressed this problem with a patch update in the link Description of the Outlook 2003 hotfix package: April 22, 2008 (before updating this patch, outlook 2003 should have SP3). Mostly this problem occurs in outlook 2003 or later under Windows 7 platform. The sample garbled email is given below.

    Received: from xxxxxxxxxxx.xxx.xxxxxx

    by xxxxxxxxxxxxxx with [COLOR=#3676A2 !important][COLOR=#3676A2 !important]ESMTP[/COLOR][/COLOR] id xxxxxxxxxxx

    for <xx@xxxxxx>; 22 Jan 2012

    Received: from xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Message-ID: <A7235A5075340E438ADD83E2348593410144A8@xxxxxx
    MIME-Version: 1.0

    Content-Type: multipart/alternative;


    To: undisclosed-recipients:;

    This is a multi-part message in MIME format.


    Content-Type: text/plain;


    Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable


    Content-Type: text/html;


    Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
  6. multi1960


    I recently had the same issue with two clients using Outlook 2003 on a POP3 account. lIt was usually when they were receiving email from BCC users. I found this Microsoft Hot fix and it worked to clear up the issue. IMPORTANT INFORMATION

    For your convenience, we put the hotfix that you requested on an HTTP site.

    You can download the hotfix from this site without us filling up your e-mail


    WARNING This hotfix has not undergone full testing. Therefore, it is

    intended only for systems or computers that are experiencing the exact

    problem that is described in the one or more Microsoft Knowledge Base

    articles that are listed in "KB Article Numbers" field in the table at the

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    compatibility or installation issues are associated with this hotfix, we

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    KB Article Number(s): 951982

    Language: All (Global)

    Platform: i386





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