ARCHIVED: In Microsoft Outlook 2003 and earlier for Windows, how do I turn Wordmail on or off?
If Wordmail is enabled, Outlook for Windows will use Microsoft Word as the default editor when sending email. Wordmail is enabled by default in Outlook 2002 and 2003.
Note: Word may format email messages you forward so that characters wrap around to the next line. If this happens to you, you may want to discontinue using Word as your email editor.
To turn Wordmail on or off in Outlook 2003 or earlier for Windows:
- From the
- In the
Optionsdialog box, click the
- To turn Wordmail on, under "Message format", check
Use Microsoft Word to edit email. Click
To turn Wordmail off, under "Message format", uncheck
Use Microsoft Word to edit email. In Outlook 2002 and 2003, also uncheck
Use Microsoft Word to edit Rich Text email messages. Click
Last modified on June 05, 2012.