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By ted_shore ·
WIN98 OUTLOOK 5.5 I HAVE AN EMAIL THAT WAS TAKEN FROM OUTLOOK AND PUT INTO A FOLDER IT IS ALL GARBLED WHEN I TRY TO OPEN IT WITH WORDPAD OR NOTEPAD IT WAS WRITTED IN WORD 98 I DO NOT HAVE WORD IS THERE ANY WAY TO DESCRAMBEL THIS DOCUMENT? HELP!!!THANKS.

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by SyscoKid In reply to scrambled email

What is the file extension? Can you open it in Outlook again? If so, try and save it as a text-only document.

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by ted_shore In reply to scrambled email

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by TomSal In reply to scrambled email

If it was written in Word and you don't have word, it may be simply a matter of you not having a RTF viewer installed. RTF (Rich Text Format) is the MS formatted text format that is used in Outlook (unless you are using HTML).

You can get the FREE! Word 97/2000 Viewer at the following address:

http://office.microsoft.com/downloads/9798/wd97vwr32.aspx

Try installing that and then try opening the email.

PS. Check the file extension. Word will read the following .RTF, .TXT., .DOC by default.

There is a chance the file is also garbled by corruption. This is common with email that is transferred incorrectly between two incompatible systems..the header information in the message gets fouled up and then the message itself is unrecognizeable to any other program.

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