Weird symbols showing up in e-mails on 3 different computers

We primarily use an MSN e-mail address. via MSN explorer. The e-mail newsletter that I just got from Cnet is an example. Plus other e-mails we receive from commercial and private folks. This happens in received MSN e-mail. It doesn't happen in g-mail.
The 3 computers are all windows machines. #1 computer is Dell all in one w/ i7 processor. 1tb hd, w8.1-- #2 Surface pro 3, i-5 128ssd, upgraded from w8.1 to w10. #3 ASUS Zen i-5 256ssd,win 10.
Here are some of the symbols=
• What Changed?
• Seems strange - works for a year then stops...
• One Problem...Many Possibilities
• Something is fishy
• Built in adapter burned out?
• I usually plug in some cheap USB WiFi.
My attempts for help via internet from MSN and microsoft has not happened. I can't seem to connect with the proper suport people.

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MS is moving away from that.

So support may be non-existent and things may start to break. The news about this has been kicked around for years but some folk want to keep using it. I'd make a new plan.

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Not quite following your meaning

Thanks for responding. You answer a lot of stuff on cnet forums and newsletters. I'm not quite following what you mean. I usually need more explanation than the normal person. Do you mean ms is going to stop using msn explorer, or msn, or support via internet?? For what should I be making a new plan?? MSN explorer, MSN mail, or ms support via internet??
I've been using ms support via internet with w10 and have received some good help. What news has been kicked around about what?? I don't understand. Thanks for your help.

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I mean support is non existant

And Microsoft has make no secret about pushing all their email platforms to

As to the news, you could research it on the internet but here I'll give the short version. Time for a new email account and system.

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ok-that is succinct enough


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I talked to MSN-weird symbol problem resolved.

-Go to MSN mail inbox-
-open e-mail with weird symbols.
-right click on blank spot in e-mail-
-several choices appear- select encoding-
-new choices appear-select (UnicodeUTF-Cool.
-weird symbols disappear. problem resolved.
-Tech rep says MSN next update should resolve the weird symbol
problem w/o action required by user.
-Also tech rep says they do not know of any plans to get rid of
MSN mail.

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They've been telling us since 2012.
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Thanks for your responses and the link

I've been off line for a while-sorry for slow response.
Thanks for your input and the link.
Starting process of moving our e-mail correspondents/correspondence to another e-mail address and system that we also use.
Do you have a recommended e-mail provider?

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There are so many untolk requirements

I have a buddy that his list is so long that he made his own email server.

For me I am simple. I have email addresses on gmail and yahoo. Which seems to be enough.

As to contacts, those are in my email apps.

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