How to Add Background Music to Emails

Written by joanne cichetti
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How to Add Background Music to Emails
Add music to your e-mails to make them more fascinating. (e-mail image by Soja Andrzej from

It’s cool to have a soundtrack play automatically when you open a new e-mail. You can add music and other sound effects to your e-mail message, which will be played when the recipient opens his e-mail. The process for adding music is simple, whether you use Outlook or HTML for sending and receiving e-mails.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Open Outlook and Compose a new e-mail.

  2. 2

    Click on “Format” from the menu.

  3. 3

    Select “Background” from “Format” and go to “Sound.”

  4. 4

    Use the “Browse” button and select a soundtrack from your computer.

  5. 5

    Specify if you would like to have the soundtrack repeat over and over, or if you just want it to play once.

  6. 6

    Click “OK.”

  1. 1

    Open your e-mail and click on “Create Mail” or “Compose Mail.”

  2. 2

    Click “Rich Text” from the email menu.

  3. 3

    Select “Music” from the “Quick Add” menu. Now browse and locate the soundtrack you want to add, and click “OK.”

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