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How to View a Message in HTML Formatting in Windows Live Mail or Outlook Express

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If you have secured your Windows Live Mail, Windows Mail orOutlook Express by making it display all mail in plain text, you may still find some messages to look and work better with their HTML formatting.

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.
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