It is not possible to turn it off. The only thing he can do is use the Rules
Wizard to filter out messages (junk mail) or he can purchase one of the Junk
Mail programs that intercept your e-mails and then compare them to a growing
One of the latest ones that looks pretty good, but requires some playing
with is a program called Mailbox Filter (www.mailboxfilter.com). He can try
it out for 15 days and if he likes it I think it sells for about $50.00
(with 30 day money back guarantee) or so.
I think it is a bit much to work with, but most of these programs are.
One other thought - he can turn off the autoviewer and then go down the list
of e-mails received and delete the Spam based on title and e-mail address.
HTML in some cases also appears as a light gray message subject which you
can erase without viewing.
I got frustrated with it as well - especially since Outlook hangs up until
the HTML message is loaded and you don't have a choice to cancel.
Hope this helps.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Scott Maxwell [mailto:smaxwell(--nospam--at)engin.umich.edu]
> Sent: Saturday, April 21, 2001 7:25 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Outlook question...non-engineering
> A non-engineering question for you...
> Does anyone know how to turn off the viewing of HTML email messages in
> Outlook 2000? My father gets junk mail messages that are in HTML and
> contain graphics that are displayed from links to a web page. This means
> that when the message is read, the computer will attempt to dial-up the
> ISP to download the images. This is rather annoying and makes it more
> difficult to work with out the internet connection.
> As I wrote this message I have thought of one solution...switch M$ Outlook
> into "work offline" mode. But it still might be nice to turn off HTML
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