Word as a Mail Editor - Why?

I had taken a support call recently where a client had problems forwarding an HTML e-mail from Outlook XP.  I took a look at the settings for mail format and Outlook was using Word as the e-mail editor. I unchecked the box to use Word and had the client retry forwarding his HTML e-mail again and it worked fine.

Here’s my point. I never use Word to format e-mail. I really have found no redeeming value for Word as a e-mail editor. The native Outlook message client works just fine for me.  I can understand using WordMail in the past with the Exchange client but that seems like ages ago now. Outlook does such a good job with the built in editor I don’t understand why people still cling to using Word for this function.

All I know is anytime there is trouble sending an e-mail message the first place to look is in the Mail Format sections and un check Word as an e-mail editor. I know it’s a “feature” I just wonder if it hasn’t lasted beyond it’s useful life.


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