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How to add and remove background color or image in Outlook?

Boring by the plain white of background in an Email message? Actually you can customize background colors or images when you are composing an Email message. Here we will show you how to easily configure background color or images in a message, and remove the background color or images as well.

Add background color in Outlook

Add background image in Outlook

Remove background color or image in Outlook

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arrow blue right bubbleAdd background color in Outlook

It is quite easy to configure a background color when you are composing an Email message.

Step 1: Get into the Message Window.

By the way, you will get into the Message Window after you click the New E-mail button under Home Tab in Microsoft Outlook 2010 and 2013.
In Microsoft Outlook 2007, just click the File > New > Mail Message.

Step 2: Click the Page Color button in the Theme group under Options tab.

Note: the Page Color button won’t valid until you activate the message editing area.



Step 3: Pick up one of the theme colors, and click it.

Then the whole message editing area is filled with the color you selected in Step 2.


arrow blue right bubbleAdd background image in Outlook

Apart from background color, you are able to add a background image in the message editing area too.

Step 1: Get into the Message Window.

In Outlook 2010 /2013, click the Home > New Email; and In Outlook 2007, click the File > New > Mail Message.

Step 2: After activating the message editing area, please click the Page Color > Fill Effects in the drop down menu under Options tab. See the following screen shot:

Step 3: In the popping up Fill Effects dialog box, click the Select Picture button under Picture tab.

Step 4: In the Select Picture dialog box, select a picture and click Insert button.

Step 5: Click the OK button to finish the configuring.

Then the selected picture is filled the whole message editing area as a background.

Note: The recipient will receive the email with the background image that you have configured.


arrow blue right bubbleRemove background color or image in Outlook

The following steps will help you remove the background color or images you configured before.

Step 1: Click the Page Color button in the Theme group under Option tab in the Message Window.

Step 2: Click the No Color item in the drop down menu.

Then either the background color or the background image is removed from the Email message at a glance.

 

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    ARJUN SURWADE · 2 years ago
    This contain is very informative.
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    jahid hasan · 3 years ago
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    shetty · 3 years ago
    Hi,
    I want to add a pic to the mail by using the filleffects and there the picture is repeating many times..I want here to see the only one pic image in the entire screen not the plain colours.. and for the some images the entire screen get 1 and for some it repeats many times..please suggest
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    Ganugula Srujana · 5 years ago
    when I click fill effects and choose picture, it doesn't occupy the whole editing ares, the picture comes in a grid form. So please let me know which option to change.
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    bo · 5 years ago
    How do I set the default to "No Color"?
    Right now all new email comes with an annoying fill effects pattern.

    Thanks
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      Kevin · 8 months ago
      You can change this by selecting blank theme. Go to File, Options, Mail and click the Stationery and Fonts button.
      Click the Theme button and choose (No Theme)
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        Shamla Sumith · 6 months ago
        Theme button is not Active, shows "Themes are not installed" , even though in All new mails Still theme showing.