My friend can't read emails from me

  pj123 17:52 11 Jul 2007
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He rings me and says it is all gobbledegook.

I asked him to forward it back to me and this is what I received.

+/v8APAAh-DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC +ACI--//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN+ACIAPg-
+ADw-HTML+AD4APA-HEAD+AD4-
+ADw-META http-equiv+AD0-Content-Type content+AD0AIg-text/html+ADs- charset+AD0-utf-7+ACIAPg-
+ADw-META content+AD0AIg-MSHTML 6.00.2900.3059+ACI- name+AD0-GENERATOR+AD4-
+ADw-STYLE+AD4APA-/STYLE+AD4-
+ADw-/HEAD+AD4-
+ADw-BODY bgColor+AD0AIw-ffffff+AD4-
+ADw-DIV+AD4APA-FONT face+AD0-Arial size+AD0-2+AD4-Here it is again.+ADw-/FONT+AD4APA-/DIV+AD4-
+ADw-DIV+AD4APA-FONT face+AD0-Arial size+AD0-2+AD4APA-/FONT+AD4AJg-nbsp+ADsAPA-/DIV+AD4-
+ADw-DIV+AD4-
+ADw-DIV+AD4APA-FONT face+AD0-Arial size+AD0-2+AD4-(XXXX)+ADw-/FONT+AD4APA-/DIV+AD4-
+ADw-DIV+AD4APA-FONT face+AD0-Arial size+AD0-2+AD4APA-/FONT+AD4AJg-nbsp+ADsAPA-/DIV+AD4-
+ADw-DIV+AD4APA-FONT face+AD0-Arial size+AD0-2+AD4-(XXXXX XXX XX XXXXXXX XX XXXX)
+ADw-/FONT+AD4APA-/DIV+AD4-
+ADw-DIV+AD4APA-FONT face+AD0-Arial size+AD0-2+AD4APA-/FONT+AD4AJg-nbsp+ADsAPA-/DIV+AD4-
+ADw-DIV+AD4APA-FONT face+AD0-Arial size+AD0-2+AD4-(X XXXX X XXXXXXXX XXXXXXXX)
+ADw-/FONT+AD4APA-/DIV+AD4-
+ADw-DIV+AD4APA-FONT face+AD0-Arial size+AD0-2+AD4APA-/FONT+AD4AJg-nbsp+ADsAPA-/DIV+AD4-
+ADw-DIV+AD4APA-FONT face+AD0-Arial size+AD0-2+AD4-(XX XX X XXXX XXXXX XXXX)
+ADw-/FONT+AD4APA-/DIV+AD4-
+ADw-DIV+AD4APA-FONT face+AD0-Arial size+AD0-2+AD4APA-/FONT+AD4AJg-nbsp+ADsAPA-/DIV+AD4-
+ADw-DIV+AD4APA-FONT face+AD0-Arial size+AD0-2+AD4- (XXXXXXXXXXX)
+ADw-/FONT+AD4APA-/DIV+AD4-
+ADw-DIV+AD4APA-FONT face+AD0-Arial size+AD0-2+AD4APA-/FONT+AD4AJg-nbsp+ADsAPA-/DIV+AD4-
+ADw-DIV+AD4APA-FONT face+AD0-Arial size+AD0-2+AD4-Pete+ADw-/FONT+AD4APA-/DIV+AD4-
+ADw-DIV+AD4APA-FONT face+AD0-Arial size+AD0-2+AD4APA-/FONT+AD4AJg-nbsp+ADsAPA-/DIV+AD4-
+ADw-DIV+AD4AJg-nbsp+ADsAPA-/DIV+AD4APA-/DIV+AD4APA-/BODY+AD4APA-/HTML+AD4-

The Xs in brackets actually contain the text which I have taken out deliberately, but what is all the rest?

  pj123 17:55 11 Jul 2007

Sorry, I should have said only he has this problem. Everyone else I send emails to receive them OK.

He has recently gone from Win 98SE to XP SP2 if that is any help.

He is on AOL Broadband at 2mb.

  FreeCell 20:06 11 Jul 2007

Well after a fashion your gobbledegook is html though it looks as though some formatting characters are included as well.

Have you tried sending your friend emails in plain text and seeing if these are received okay?

  VoG II 20:13 11 Jul 2007

He has set his e-mail client to receive e-mails in plain text and you are sending in HTML format.

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