Managing Recipient Settings

Use the Plain Text MIME Option

If a mailbox-enabled user cannot interpret HTML, select the MIME encoding option, Provide message body as plain text. When this option is selected, a message body is composed of text only. Graphics and active links are replaced with textual representations. Character formatting, such as bold, underline, and color is not retained.

Important   When you select the MIME encoding option, Provide message body as plain text, you can also select the Use Microsoft Exchange rich-text format.

To configure IMAP4 protocol settings using the plain text MIME option:

  1. Start Active Directory Users and Computers
    On the Start menu, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers.
  2. In Active Directory Users and Computers, on the View menu, click Advanced Features.
  3. In the console tree, expand the Windows 2000 domain. Double-click Users, or double-click the node that contains the recipient information you want to modify.
  4. In the details pane, double-click the mailbox-enabled user you want to modify.
  5. On the Exchange Advanced tab, click Protocol Settings.
  6. In the Protocols dialog box, select IMAP4, and then click Settings.
  7. In the IMAP4 Protocol Details dialog box, select the Enable for mailbox check box, and then click to clear the Use protocol defaults check box.
  8. To display received messages as plain text, under MIME encoding, select Provide message body as plain text.
  9. In the Default character set drop-down list, select a character set.
  10. To display Rich Text Format, select the Use Microsoft Exchange rich-text format check box.
  11. Important   When you select Use Microsoft Exchange rich-text format, only the Provide message body as plain text option is enabled. The MIME encoding options of Provide message body as HTML and Both are disabled. It will appear that all the MIME options under MIME encoding are disabled. However, the MIME option Provide message body as plain text is enabled.

  12. To include public folders when the mailbox-enabled user requests a folder list, select the Include all public folders when a folder list is requested check box.
  13. By default, Exchange increases the speed of message retrieval by approximating message sizes. To support e-mail clients that require exact message size reporting, click to clear the Enable fast message retrieval check box.

Related Topics

Configure Advanced Message Settings for Mailbox-Enabled Users Only