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How to change the format of e-mails in Outlook Express?

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Changing the format of e-mails in Outlook Express

Outlook Express allows the user to create an e-mail in Plain Text, Rich Text and HTML.
When an e-mail is sent in Plain Text, the message appears on the receiver's screen as a plain text message without any format.
When an e-mail is sent in the Rich Text format, the message appears on the receiver's screen appropriately if the receiver's mail software supports HTML.
If the mail software or a news reader does not support HTML, the message is displayed as Plain Text accompanied with a HTML file.

Please refer to the steps below to change the format of an e-mail:

A. To change the format of all messages

1. Start Outlook Express.
2. Click the Tools tab and click Options.
3. Click the Send tab, select the HTML Format option or the Text Format option and click OK>/b>.

B. To change the format of an individual message

1. Start Outlook Express.
2. Open the message window of the e-mail.
3. Click the Create Mail tab.
4. Click the Format tab and select Rich Text or Plain Text.