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How can I view the plain text part of a message in Outlook. Or, rather, since that's actually impossible, is there a plugin or standalone app I can drag a msg into, to see what the plain text part of an email contains?

I'm trying to verify some email sent from lyris, that the plain text contains the correct text, and will appear as I want, BUT of course, Outlook, even if I change the options to view msgs as plain text, doesn't show you the plain text part of a multipart message.

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This article on About.com should help you. It looks like it covers Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007:

http://email.about.com/od/outlooktips/qt/et010905.htm

Registry Setting

Message Source

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Doesn't seem to work. I've got outlook 2003. Added the key at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\­­Software\­­Microsoft\­­Office\­­11.0\­­Outlook\­­Options\­­M‌​ail Set SaveAllMIMENotJustHeaders to 1. Restarted Outlook. Waited for a new email. And the Options->Internet headers: still just shows the headers –  CaffGeek Sep 15 '09 at 13:58
    
I've just tried this on a computer that didn't have it enabled - Windows XP, Outlook 2003 SP3. I've updated my answer with some screenshots to illustrate what I did and that it worked. Make sure what you see in regedit is similar to my screenshot (Status Bar, Value Type etc...). –  Richard Sep 15 '09 at 14:46
    
Still not showing, perhaps because it's going through exchange and it's messing it up rather than the client? –  CaffGeek Sep 15 '09 at 15:02
    
Yes, that would explain it. I don't have any experience with Exchange so I'm not sure what else to suggest. There's a relevant thread here: help.lockergnome.com/office/… –  Richard Sep 15 '09 at 15:48
    
I'll mark it as the answer, since it'll likely help some people. Unfortunately, my situation is different. Thanks anyways :) –  CaffGeek Sep 16 '09 at 14:06
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