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Prevent odd characters in emails from Mail to Outlook
Authored by: strike3 on Jul 19, '07 10:33:15AM
This may be a slightly different issue, but I resolved the "question marks in Outlook" problem by setting my outgoing messages to UTF-8 format. Use the following terminal command:

defaults write com.apple.mail NSPreferredMailCharset "UTF-8"

Haven't had any problems since.

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Prevent odd characters in emails from Mail to Outlook
Authored by: Coumerelli on Jul 19, '07 03:33:55PM
Interesting. I HAD that chosen from within mail's (Message > Text Encoding... > Unicode (UTF 8)) but it isn't persistent between launches. Maybe THAT's part of it. I'll have to write it into the pref file with default and see what happens. And with what the first commenter said (thg), yes, I agree, but that doesn't mean MS does it the right way. After all, the home page for IE on microsoft.com doesn't validate because of over 200 errors!

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Prevent odd characters in emails from Mail to Outlook
Authored by: thg on Jul 19, '07 05:10:13PM

Did you read the note I linked to? It certainly does NOT imply that MS does anything the right way. In fact it says this whole issue is caused by bugs in MS Outlook (which of course should have been fixed ages ago).



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Prevent odd characters in emails from Mail to Outlook
Authored by: Coumerelli on Jul 20, '07 09:16:07AM

no...I didn't :-|. But I will now. :)

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