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    Question Outlook 365 contact email address format

    In December I bought a new desktop computer, and am running on Windows 10 and Outlook in MS Office 365. Prior to the change, I used Outlook 2103 and had a fair number of email addresses in my saved contacts set for specific reason to send to send messages to that address IN PLAIN TEXT FORMAT. However, I have recently discovered that much as I have tried to find it, I am unable to find the means to either check/reset that setting in current contacts in Outlook 365 (AKA Office 2016?). I find it hard to believe that MS would actually remove ANY feature with a new veresion, but that is what appears the case. Can anyone tell me if that setting is still found in Outlook 365, and most importantly just where will this frustrated old geezer find it. . . . in SIMPLE STEP BY STEP DIRECTIONS, PLEASE. Thank you for the help.

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    This link might help:

    How to Always Send Outlook Emails in Plain Text Format for Specific Contacts

    https://www.datanumen.com/blogs/alwa...ific-contacts/

    This link gives downloadable reg files so you can execute the file:

    https://www.msoutlook.info/question/732
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    Moonshine, your directions take me to directions covering Outlook 2007 through 2016, but do not include "Outlook Office 365," and I am unable to follow the indicated steps that are indicated. Can anyone reading this tell me how to do it in "Outlook Office 365" please?

    David E. Cann

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    If you have Office 365 you are using Outlook 2016.

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    ... which you can check in Outlook at File, Office Account, About Outlook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceR View Post
    ... which you can check in Outlook at File, Office Account, About Outlook.
    BruceR; What do you mean by "which you can check in Outlook at File, Office Account, About Outlook?" I have TRIED to follow Moonshine's directions in "regedit" but could not follow them. I got all the way down to nearly to the bottom but could not find the "contactcard" choice, so I quit. Now I am afraid to do it again, because of a previous experience in the registry editor when I messed it up and HAD TO HIRE SOMEONE TO COME AND FIX THE MESS. Can someone give me SIMPLE STEP-BY-STEP DIRECTIONS THAT I CAN FOLLOW???

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    In post No 2, I gave a second link with a downloadable Reg file.



    When the link is clicked, it will download the Reg file (you may be asked to save it depending on your setup) to your download location.
    Once located, d/click the file to extract it, then d/click the appropriate file version (2016).



    This then will add (after agreeing to the change) the necessary changes for you in the Registry.
    That’s why I included that webpage with the download to save you from going into the Registry yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Moonshine- View Post
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    In post No 2, I gave a second link with a downloadable Reg file.



    When the link is clicked, it will download the Reg file (you may be asked to save it depending on your setup) to your download location.
    Once located, d/click the file to extract it, then d/click the appropriate file version (2016).



    This then will add (after agreeing to the change) the necessary changes for you in the Registry.
    That’s why I included that webpage with the download to save you from going into the Registry yourself.
    Moonshine, I have downloaded the 2016 file and it says it had installed the registry file, but I cannot find any evidence in my contacts of anything new or updated? How do I find the supposed upgrade? I am getting very worried here. PLEASE HELP.

    David E. Cann

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    Open a Contact > D/click their email address > Email Properties > Internet Format drop-down menu > Send Plain Text only > OK

    Click the image below to see how:


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    Perhaps now I`ll change my opinion Outlook 365, although, no, not really, I still believe that before verification you should to figure out all about compatibility mails updates with Windows or MAC, otherwise, it's useless ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by decann View Post
    BruceR; What do you mean by "which you can check in Outlook at File, Office Account, About Outlook?"
    To check that you're using Outlook 2016.

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    Outlook is a very customisable application, v2016 is no exception and often you’ll see different interfaces, Tabs, Ribbon/QAT entries etc.

    The example in the video below is a straight out of the box version of Outlook 2016 (Office Pro Plus 2016) with no updates, no customisations temporarily installed in a VirtualBox environment.
    No accounts have been added, but I have added one fictitious contact.
    D/clicking the email address in properties gives me this:



    When I change the Registry either manually or by using the downloaded Reg file:
    D/clicking the email address in properties makes these options available now:
    Let Outlook decide the best sending format
    Send Plain Text Only
    Send using Outlook Rich Text Format


    Click the image below to see a short video of the process.
    I don’t know if it will be a hindrance or be useful to you.
    I appreciate you have already used the Reg file and changed the Registry.


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    Quote Originally Posted by -Moonshine- View Post
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    Open a Contact > D/click their email address > Email Properties > Internet Format drop-down menu > Send Plain Text only > OK

    Click the image below to see how:

    Moonshine, I have it now. It took me a while to understand your directions, mostly due to my own discomfort tampering with the registry, but it seems to be working fine now. Thank you for the help, and for getting me straightened out. I find it amazing that MS actually removed a useful feature like this after Outlook 2013 I used to have, but that is yet another issue entirely. Thank you again.

    David E. Cann

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