How to Create an HTML Newsletter in Outlook

Written by shawn farner
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HTML newsletter design is not a feature that Microsoft's Outlook e-mail application was built for. However, that doesn't mean it's impossible to pull off. You can create a simple HTML e-mail using Outlook's WYSIWYG editor and send it to a distribution list.

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Things you need

  • Internet-connected PC
  • Microsoft Outlook

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  1. 1

    Open the Microsoft Outlook application from the Start menu.

  2. 2

    Click "File" in the menu bar, hover over the "New" option, then select "Distribution List."

  3. 3

    Add your newsletter's recipients to the distribution list by clicking the "Add New" button and filling out the subscriber's name and e-mail address. Save and close the distribution list.

  4. 4

    Create a new HTML e-mail and design it to your liking. By clicking the "Insert" tab, you can add many HTML objects to your e-mail, such as pictures, tables and hyperlinks.

  5. 5

    Click the "To" button and select the distribution list you created back in Step 3.

  6. 6

    Open the "File" menu, select "Save As" and save your e-mail as a Microsoft Outlook template. The next time you want to send a newsletter, you can now open your template instead of creating a newsletter from scratch.

  7. 7

    Click "Send" to send your HTML newsletter.

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