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  • Question

  • I have an issue with emails from specific US customer who sends me messages with font "SimSun". Even if I respond such messages with my own styles set, I see my styles lost prevailing customer's format in the Sent Items box. 

    It appears that my customer edit emails in the Word, which add several unnecessary HTML codes. However, because Outlook does not offer an HTML editor I have to use this rudimentary CTRL+A, CTRL+C, CTRL+V using new Word document then paste the new formatted text in a new message.

    It is ridiculous.  Even in the very old Outlook Express, it was possible to edit HTML source codes. 
    Wednesday, June 7, 2017 1:26 PM

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  • Hi Rogerio,

    In Outlook 2013/2016, we can do the following steps to view source code of html email body:

    1. Open an html email message that you want to view the source code of its body.
    2. In the Message (HTML) window, please click Actions > Other Actions > View Source in the Message tab. See screenshot:
    3. After clicking View Source, a text document will be opened immediately with the source code of the html email body displaying inside.


    Regards,

    Winnie Liang


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    Thursday, June 8, 2017 9:34 AM
  • Hi Winnie,

    Thank you for your input. However, the idea is not view the source code, but edit it during composing because there are things that Outlook does (or does not) that our own style disappear and it prevails the style from the previous message (that one I am responding to). See screen shot below.

    Rogerio

    Thursday, June 8, 2017 11:36 AM
  • Hi Rogerio,

    Sorry for my delay.

    Based on my knowledge, there is no build-in setting to direct insert HTML code to edit message body when creating new email in Outlook. 

    Maybe some Outlook Add-ins are needed for insert HTML in Outlook. For example: use Bells & Whistles for Outlook: it adds an “Insert HTML” button to your Outlook email editor, making it extremely easy for you to select a HTML file and insert its HTML code to your Outlook email.

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    Regards,

    Winnie Liang


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    Wednesday, June 14, 2017 10:10 AM