New Outlook: Plain Text Until Proven Innocent?

Copper Contributor

I used to turn off Rich Format emails and just view them plain text in old Outlook; but I have been forced to upgrade to new Outlook and I do not see the option listed anymore.

Where has it been moved?  Also, is there a way to turn it on network wide?

Also, how stupid and irresponsible is it of Microsoft to bury a setting like that when so many people's jobs rely on the computer systems of their livelyhood not being encrypted by malware?

It makes me feel like Microsoft is trying to rid the world of additional companies.

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You may locate the setting below:


  1. Click the File tab
  2. Select Options
  3. In the Outlook Options window, click Trust Center on the left sidebar
  4. Click Trust Center Settings
  5. Navigate to Email Security
  6. Under Read as Plain Text, select the Read all standard mail in plain text check box
Thanks, but that's old outlook.