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Windows 7: Windows Live Mail received email strange characters

02 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium - Desktop 32 bit / Laptop HP (G62) 64 BIT
Windows Live Mail received email strange characters

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using windows live mail, when receiving emails in french, i get strange characters in place of not sure if this a bug, or email options setting....i use read in "plain text" option...any other suggestions

they appear normal when i send an email to myself.


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02 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit

Although I don't know if these will work, they may be worth a try. Windows Update makes available language packs, so you should make sure you have installed the French Language pack. Also, Windows Live Mail has a spell check feature under Options/Spelling with many downloadable language packs, including French.
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02 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium - Desktop 32 bit / Laptop HP (G62) 64 BIT

thanks roncerr,

ill try those, but since it doesnt do it when i send myself an email, i would assume its some sort of encoding the sender is using making it incompatible with my client configuration...also i noticed earlier in the year, this senders emails were looking normal, so dont know whats changed?
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