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How to Add a Background Image to a Message in Outlook

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If you’d like to learn how to spruce up your outgoing emails sent in Outlook, you can add a background image to them. It’s a nice way to inject a sense of fun into your emails from time to time.

  • The first thing you need to do is make sure that you’re composing a message with HTML formatting enabled. In the Format Text tab, make sure HTML is selected. 
  • Just make sure that your cursor is somewhere in the message of the body, and then click on Options.
  • Under the Themes heading in the ribbon, click on Page Color.
  • Next, select Fill Effects from this menu, and then click on the Picture tab.
  • Now, you can select a picture and find the image that you want to insert into your email.
  • Once you’re happy with your selection, click Insert. Then click OK. Now your image will be inserted into the background of your email!

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