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This article describes how to change the background color of a messagecreated with Internet Mail or Internet News.
The background color of a message when you are using the Hypertext MarkupLanguage (HTML) Formatting option is determined by the window backgroundcolor you have selected for Windows 95. To change this color, follow thesesteps:
Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
Click the Appearance tab.
In the Item box, click Window.
In the Color box, click the background color you want to use.
NOTE: You must use HTML formatting to incorporate a background color intoyour messages. Plain Text mode does not support background color.
To enable HTML-format for all messages you send, follow these steps:
In Internet Mail and News, click Options on the Mail menu.
On the Send tab, click HTML under Mail Sending Format.
Set the sending format for an individual mail message to HTML by clickingHTML on the Format menu in your mail message.