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Changing Your E-mail Text Format
by John Anthony


If you're e-mails are plain looking it could be that your e-mail text format is set to plain text. The text font, size, color etc. of plain text is - plain!

HTML or Rich Text (depending on the version of e-mail you are using) will allow you to greatly vary the appearance of your e-mail text. It will really spruce up the appearance of your e-mails.

For Windows Live Mail:
  1. Compose your message using the Home tab of the program ribbon.

  2. Under the Home tab to the right of the paragraph group is text formatting.

  3. Selecting plain text gives just that, plain text with no text formatting options.

  4. Selecting Rich text (HTML) enables formatting options for text such as color, highlight, bold, italic etc. that you can apply to the text of your message.

For Outlook Express from the main screen:
  1. Click on Tools, then Options. Select the 'Send' tab.

  2. Scroll down to the 'Mail Sending Format' area.

  3. There are two options, Plain Text and HTML. Select HTML.

  4. Click OK to save the changes.

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