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Outlook: How to Add a Background Picture to Messages

In Outlook, you can add a background picture to your message. Here’s how to do it.

In Outlook, you can add a background picture to your message. Here’s how to easily add color or an image to an email message in Outlook 2007 or 2010.

Note: You and the recipient will need to have HTML mode enabled to see the backgrounds.

How to Add a Background Picture to Messages in Outlook

First, launch Outlook and start a new email. To add the background click the Options tab on the Ribbon. Then click Page Color. The background changes as you hover over each color.

Page Color

To add an image click Page Color >> Fill Effects.

Fill Effects

The Fill Effects screen opens. Under the Picture tab, click the Select Picture button and browse to the picture you want to set as the background.
Select Background

Here I selected a desktop wallpaper. Click OK.

Fill Effects

Depending on the background you choose, change the color of the text, so it’s readable.

Email Background

This feature spruces up emails to friends and family. I don’t recommend using it regularly – definitely not for professional or business emails.

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  1. Jyoti

    When I insert picture in outlook mail..it appears as tiled all over the screen. I would like it appearing as one background only.

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