Fortunately, you don't have to disable the plain text mode protection to enjoy messages that way. Windows Live Mail, Windows Mail and Outlook Express let you decide per message which format you want to see it in, always defaulting to plain text, though.
View a Message in HTML Formatting in Windows Live Mail, Windows Mail or Outlook Express
To read a message with full HTML formatting in Windows Live Mail, Windows Mail or Outlook Express:
- Select View | Message in HTML from the menu.
If you switch to HTML frequently, you could also remember the keyboard shortcut and handily
- press Alt-Shift-H.