To send an HTML formatted email directly from MS Word, \you need to follow these steps:
- Open MS Word and then create your document that you want to send as an HTML email. It’s an easy way if you don’t really have the HTML knowledge, because you can format the text anyway you want and also insert images.
- From the View tab select the Web Layout option (this gives you the option to preview how it would normally appear as a web page):
- In Word’s menu go to Tools->Options. Click on the General tab and uncheck the option Mail as attachment (if this option is checked, Word will send your document as an attachment instead of including its content into the body of the email):
- Click after that on the E-mail Options… button and in the window that opens go to General and select the Medium box (might be already selected like this):
- Next go to File->Send To and select Mail Recipient:
- In the word document you’ll see that an email header appears with To…, CC… and other fields specific to email sending. Enter someone’s name in the To… field and change the subject if you want. If you’ll write something in the Introduction field, the recipient will first see that text and after that the HTML email. Hit on Send a Copy if you consider it looks the way you intended it to look:
That’s it, if you want to send your HTML email to more then one person use the BCC field. You can read about other options to send HTML emails directly from MS Word on the SlipStick website, a great resource for anything Outlook related.