swa66 - 8:28 pm on Apr 18, 2013 (gmt 0)
Outlook switched to using the rendering engine from MS Word instead of IE. That was an important security move from Microsoft.
They switched, but I guess it was to make the editing with word they do in outlook to have it render more consistently for recipients that also use the same version of outlook. Works as expected inside a company if all are on the same versions.
As far as security goes: letting word handle html from random sources ... it's not really written with security in mind from the start way back when they first made word.
And the horrendous html word creates ... yuck.