Why can't I see text in messages now

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by MikeG, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. MikeG

    MikeG Guest

    As from a few moments ago I now cannot see the text in ANY messages (inbox,
    outbox, deleted, sent etc) even though they have been there for a long time.
    Suddenly they display as blank with empty .txt and .htm attachments. However,
    if I highlight a message and look at its properties, then "details" and then
    "message source" I can actually see the message text amongst the various
    headers etc.

    What have I done wrong??
    MikeG, Jan 14, 2008
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  2. MikeG

    Guest Guest

    What if any antivirus programs do you have? Some of them tend to cause
    assorted problems in Windows Mail, although seldom immediately.
    Guest, Jan 14, 2008
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  3. Is there an AntiVirus/AntiSpam scanning application in this picture

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  4. MikeG

    MikeG Guest


    I have AVG Antivirus free edition.


    MikeG, Jan 15, 2008
  5. While I doubt that AVG is the problem, make sure that email scanning is
    turned off in AVG.
    Frank Saunders MS-MVP IE,OE/WM, Jan 15, 2008
  6. MikeG

    MikeG Guest


    Turned it off - no difference! WHat I have noticed though are the following
    "features" about the situation:

    1. A "blank" email with no attachments originally appears with two
    attachments one an .htm extension and the other a .txt extension in the form
    att00068.txt and att00071.htm as in one case. When I try to open these
    attachments from the email I get an error saying Windows can't find it but it
    shows the attachment it cannot find as numerically one more than it shoud be
    (eg att00069, in this example). If I save the attachments they are similarly
    numbered differently but they can be opened. Both are the same and seem to be
    the email text!

    2. If an email ha s an image as an attachment then it too cannot be opened -
    not found again! However, I can save it with the name it came with and then
    open it from its saved place.

    I am baffled! Apart from restoring the system as delivered I do not know how
    I can reinstall Windows Mail if thats what it needs.

    Thanks for the help so far

    MikeG, Jan 15, 2008
  7. MikeG

    MikeG Guest


    Yet another twist to this! If I compose a message in Windows Mail I can
    obviously se the text as I'm composing it. However when I look in the sent
    items box the message is blank but with the usual attachments. If the
    recipient is using Outlook Express they see the message as it appears in the
    sent box. However, if I send myself such a message and recieve it in
    Thunderbird it is perfect! As it is with all the others I get!

    So why don't I change to ThunderbirD? Firstly dont really want an extra
    program cluttering up the system and secondly I am having trouble with it
    too! When I try to send a message it says my Temporary Directory settings are
    wrong and refuses to send it!

    Damned if I do and damned if I don't so to speak!

    MikeG, Jan 15, 2008
  8. MikeG

    Guest Guest

    You might want to try Windows Live Mail, Microsoft's newer email


    Installing it hides, but does not remove, Windows Mail, though.
    Guest, Jan 15, 2008
  9. MikeG

    MikeG Guest

    Thanks, I'll give it a try

    MikeG, Jan 15, 2008
  10. MikeG

    Guest Guest

    You're welcome.

    Guest, Jan 15, 2008

  11. Message Appears Blank and Has an ATT000XX.txt or ATT000XX.htm Attachment
    Frank Saunders MS-MVP IE,OE/WM, Jan 15, 2008
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