Saving Background Sounds
It is possible to save background sounds embedded into email onto your hard
disk. Open Tools > Options > Send. Change both Mail sending formats to plain
text. Open the message you want to grab the sound from and click on Forward. The
sound files will appear attached to the forwarded message. Save the files from
here and close the message. you can now reset any HTML settings that you
Import messages and address easily
Outlook Express lets you import messages and addresses from other popular mail
clients. Click File > Import and choose the appropriate item to import. Follow
the instructions on the Outlook Express Import Wizard.
Beauty in pictures
Instead of sending pictures as attachments, insert the photo directly into the
message. this way, the image will not have to be opened separately. Make sure
that the recipient can receive HTML messages. To embedded an image into a mail
message, while composing a message, click on Insert > Picture and choose the
image you wish to insert. The image will be received as part of the message
instead of an attachment (depending on the recipient's mail client).
You can instruct Outlook Express on what to do with messages you receive from
Tools > Message Rules. For example, if you keep receiving spam from a particular
address, you can block all messages from that address. Open Tools > Message
Rules > Mail. in the Message Rules dialog box, click on New. Select where from
line contains people and click on the contains people link below. Type in the
annoying address. For the Actions, select Delete it from server. this way, any
mail from that address will never be downloaded. Provide a name for the rule and
Outlook Express implements Identities - personal profiles with in Outlook
Express that you login into, so that you can keep your e-mail private. Click on
File > Identities > Add New Identity to add a new identity. Follow the
instructions on screen. From File > Identities > Manage Identities, you can set
the default identity to start with and also provide password for each identity.
HTML Source Editing
Message in HTML format are similar to Web pages with Outlook Express 5, you can
edit the HTML source for message and even use HTML feature that are not listed
within Outlook Express. When composing a message, click on View > Source Edit.
Click on the Source tab and edit the source.
You can now add a Hotmail account to Outlook Express and view it as any POP
account. To sign up for a new account, open Tools > New Account Signup >
Hotmail. Follow the instructions on screen. if you already have an account with
Hotmail, click on Tools > Accounts > Add > Mail. Provide the Display name and
Drag-n-Drop file attachments
With Outlook Express, you can quickly attach a file from your desktop or any
folder to any outgoing message. Simple drag the file into the message area of
your e-mail. outlook Express automatically inserts it as a file attachment.
Similarly, you can drag file attachments from received email to save them to the
desktop or a folder.