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Files dragged from an Outlook e-mail to the file system must be created in ANSI format.


Overview

Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-223350 O365-OU-000005 SV-223350r508019_rule Medium
Description
This policy setting controls whether e-mail messages dragged from Outlook to the file system are saved in Unicode or ANSI format.
STIG Date
Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-17

Details

Check Text ( C-25023r442269_chk )
Verify the policy value for User Configuration >> Administrative Templates >> Microsoft Outlook 2016 >> Outlook Options >> Other >> Advanced >> Use Unicode format when dragging e-mail message to file system is set to "Disabled".

Use the Windows Registry to navigate to the following key:

HKCU\software\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\outlook\options\general

If the value for msgformat is set to REG_DWORD = 0, this is not a finding.
Fix Text (F-25011r442270_fix)
Set the policy value for User Configuration >> Administrative Templates >> Microsoft Outlook 2016 >> Outlook Options >> Other >> Advanced >> Use Unicode format when dragging e-mail message to file system to "Disabled".