Wrapping and wrong encoding

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Commodore

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Outlook 2013 32 bit
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I remember there used to be issues with text/paragraph wrapping in the past (but that was a really long time ago). However, I just discovered Outlook 2013 now wraps my plain text lines - a friend of mine complained the URL to an article I sent was broken. I don't remember these kinds of issues before, though.

I tried sending a lorem ipsum mail to myself, and the paragraph was indeed "neatly wrapped".

Also, these lines in the header bug me:

Content-Type: text/plain;
charset="us-ascii"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

...because I am certain I set UTF-8 when I installed this Office as well as previous two versions.

Is this some sort of a bug?
 

Diane Poremsky

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Outlook 2016 32 bit
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Office 365 Exchange
Outlook wraps long lines in plain text messages you *receive* by removing extra line breaks. If a url is broken, it remains broken though. You can usually send long urls by wrapping them in greater and less than carets <url>.

When you send messages, it's controlled by line length setting is option and the message encoding.

You can try this edit and see if it changes things:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Common\MailSettings
DWORD: WrapLines
Value: 0

I don't think this value works in 2013 (have not tried it). You can try it and see what happens- Quotable-Printed encoding is what prevents line breaks in plain text. 1 is QP. (0 is autodetect, 2 is base64, 3 is 8bit)
HKEY_Current_User\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Outlook\Options\Mail
DWORD: InternetMailTextEncoding
Value: 1
 

Diane Poremsky

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Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
As an FYI, it looks like the first key (wraplines) should fix it for you. That converts plain text to QP - it worked here with a 207 character url.
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
 
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