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Highlighting in OE

by WILKAN / December 5, 2012 2:40 AM PST

I wanted to highlight some words in an e-mail message, but couldn't find where to get that feature. Does anybody know how? My OS is Windows XP and I'm using Outlook Express.

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It doesn't do that!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 5, 2012 3:13 AM PST
In reply to: Highlighting in OE

If the message is PLAIN TEXT you can not highlight. That's not a bug.
Bob

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It doesn't do that
by WILKAN / December 5, 2012 4:52 AM PST
In reply to: It doesn't do that!

Can't do it on HTML either, but my brother can do it on his. His OS is Windows 7, maybe that is the difference.
Willy

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There's no OE in Windows 7
by wpgwpg / December 5, 2012 5:00 AM PST
In reply to: It doesn't do that

You can download Windows Live Mail and use it in XP if you don't like OE. It's a free download from the MS web site.

Good luck.

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There's no OE in Windows 7
by WILKAN / December 5, 2012 6:34 AM PST

I'm thinking of trying WLM, but I'm worried about what happens to OE if I do and I don't like it. What about my contact list and other stuff I have on OE?

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Cue Monty Python recording.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 5, 2012 6:40 AM PST
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAp9sFVdERQ

Be sure to backup and export what you can't lose in OE before you do this. Also a big nod to Thunderbird. After all my run-ins and folks bringing me Live issues I can't suggest it. Folk that used OE tend to slide into using Thunderbird easily.
Bob
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by WILKAN / December 6, 2012 1:10 AM PST

Thanks, Bob
Willy

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We'll have to see what they are using.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 5, 2012 5:05 AM PST
In reply to: It doesn't do that

OE is not on 7 without so much work that we expect those that accomplished such to be Uber-Guru's.

Tell more. For example I had this person trying to make text bold in a received email. Again, that is no bug.
Bob

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