How to Insert a HTML File Into an Outlook Email Body

Written by brendan o'brien
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How to Insert a HTML File Into an Outlook Email Body
Outlook allows you to easily insert an HTML document into a message. (Internet image by Jean-Michel POUGET from

Outlook is a productivity application made by Microsoft. You can use Outlook to manage your e-mail, contacts, calendar and tasks. When you are creating Web content for a marketing campaign that you want to e-mail to a list of potential clients or a weekly Web-based newsletter, you can easily insert the HTML code in the body of an e-mail in Outlook.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Open your Outlook application.

  2. 2

    Click "Tools" in your main menu bar. Scroll down and click "Options."

  3. 3

    Hit the "Mail Format" tab. In the "Message Format" section, use the drop-down menu and pick "HTML." Click "Apply" and click "OK."

  4. 4

    Open a blank e-mail message. Click "Insert" and scroll down and click "File."

  5. 5

    Find your HTML file that you want to insert in the body of the email message. Highlight the file in the "Insert File" window and click the small arrow next to the "Insert" button at the bottom of the window. Scroll down and select "Insert as Text."

  6. 6

    Finish your e-mail and click send.

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