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Old 02-23-2011, 04:24 AM
vektor vektor is offline Prevent Outlook from adding line breaks Windows 7 64bit Prevent Outlook from adding line breaks Office 2010 64bit
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I want to send this as a plain text email using Outlook:



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This is what the message should look like to the recipient (and how it looks when I send it using Opera)


This is what the message looks like to the recipient when I send it using Outlook:





Obviously Outlook is adding a ton of line breaks for nothing, making especially long emails harder to read. Is there any way to disable this weird behavoir? I would very much prefer that my mails arrive the way I write them without getting reformatted by Outlook.

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Old 02-23-2011, 04:10 PM
vektor vektor is offline Prevent Outlook from adding line breaks Windows 7 64bit Prevent Outlook from adding line breaks Office 2010 64bit
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Okay, seems like I found a solution.

You can set after how many characters the line break appears in Outlook 2010 by changing the following setting:
File > Options > Mail > Message format > Automatically wrap text at character

However, you can only chose a number between 30 and 132. It is not possible to disable the extra line break in Outlook. (Note that it even can be disabled in a crappy mail client like the one from Opera.)

132 characters for a line still breaks your layout, so this still isn't a solution. The actual solution (or bypass) is editing the windows registry. I found a hint to this solution here, so kudos to that guy, Stan Starinski:
http://us.generation-nt.com/controll...199009261.html
The mentioned article is this one:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/823921

So you have to use "regedit" and find the following adress:
HKEY_USERS\(many numbers)\ Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Common\MailSettings
And you have to edit the following string:
"PlainWrapLen"

In the registry you can type in any number you want, I use "9999", which means that an extra line break is going to get added after 9999 characters. I guess there aren't many people who will write 9999 characters without using a line break and even if you do, to have one after 9999 characters is bearable. So this is the solution.

I would like to mention that I fucking hate Microsoft and Microsoft Outlook for that kind of crap. Have a nice day.

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Old 05-31-2011, 02:23 AM
the_dude the_dude is offline Prevent Outlook from adding line breaks Mac OS X Prevent Outlook from adding line breaks Office for Mac 2011
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This behavior is also present in Outlook for Mac 2011 and it's driving me NUTS. If I want to add a linebreak to an email, I will add a linebreak, not the client.

Does anybody know how to alter this behavior in Outlook 2011 for mac?

Also, I would like to mention that I fucking hate Microsoft and Microsoft Outlook for this kind of crap, too.
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Old 02-13-2012, 12:55 PM
allanon09 allanon09 is offline Prevent Outlook from adding line breaks Windows 7 64bit Prevent Outlook from adding line breaks Office 2010 64bit
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I know that this thread hasn't had any update in long time but I wanted to update with a fix I found. It is a change to Outlook options without having to modify any registry keys.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/o...=1329162544193
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Old 02-14-2012, 02:16 PM
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I know that this thread hasn't had any update in long time but I wanted to update with a fix I found. It is a change to Outlook options without having to modify any registry keys.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/o...=1329162544193
Took a year, but apparently you found the solution to the problem. Sir, I would like to thank you.

On a sidenote, Opera's mail client is using UTF-8 by default. That's why I never had such problems with Opera.
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