To Use HTML
Formatting In Outlook Express 6.0
When you create messages using HTML formatting, only e-mail programs that
support HTML can read the formatting. If the recipient's e-mail or news reading
program cannot read HTML, the message is displayed as plain text with an HTML
To format all outgoing
messages using HTML:
1. In the main window, on the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Send
2. In the Mail Sending Format or News Sending Format sections, click HTML.
To format an individual message using HTML:
- In the e-mail message window, make sure HTML formatting is turned on by
clicking the Format menu. If HTML formatting is turned on, a black dot appears
beside the item called Rich Text (HTML).
- To edit the HTML source tags, on the View menu, make sure a check mark appears
next to Source Edit. Then, select the Source tab and start editing.
- To set up Outlook Express so that your message replies are sent in a format
that the originator's e-mail or news reading program can read, in the main
window, on the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Send tab. Select
the Reply to messages using the format in which they were sent check box. TOP
To change the font, style, and size of text in Outlook Express 6.0 (Tip Within A
You can change the way the text looks for all your messages or you can make
changes to selected text within a message.
To change the text style for all messages:
1. On the Tools menu, click Options.
2. On the Compose tab, click Font Settings.
To format text within individual messages:
1. Select the text you want to format.
(To change the font for an entire message, on the Edit menu, click Select All.)
2. On the formatting toolbar, click the buttons for the options you want.
- If you have trouble formatting, make sure HTML formatting is turned on by
clicking the Format menu in a new message window and then clicking Rich Text
(HTML). A black dot appears by the command when it is selected.
- When you use HTML formatting and the recipient's e-mail or news program does
not read HTML, the message appears as plain text with an HTML file attached. The
recipient can view the attached file by opening it in any Web browser.
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