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Add colorful message background in Outlook Express ver 4.

This setting enables you to use colorful background in compose message section of Outlook Express ver 4.

Tweak for : Windows 98
Using a picture or color as the background means you type your message on top of the background, giving your message a designer's touch. When you use HTML as your message format in Outlook Express ver 4, not only can you add pictures or color, you can use them as a background for the entire message.

For this, go to Start > Run, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. You can create a String value “ColorCycle”, if this value does not exist.

Now, right-click and modify the value to “1” which can display the colorful message background. However, if you want to disable this feature, change the value data to “0” or delete the value.

Restart Outlook Express for the changes to take effect. Upon starting Outlook Express and then New Message window, hold down Ctrl+Shift keys and press “Z” key to scroll to change the background color. Repeat the keystroke to cycle through the colors.

NOTE:
Windows 98 had Outlook Express ver 4 but Windows 98SE had Outlook Express ver 5.

Colorful message background in Outlook Express.reg

The ".reg" file can allow a colorful message background in Outlook Express.

Prevent using colorful message background in Outlook Express (Default).reg

The ".reg" file can prevent a colorful message background in Outlook Express.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Second, go to the [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Mail and News\] key, right-click on the blank area in the right pane and click on "New > String Value" to create a new String value with the name "ColorCycle".

Third, right-click on the 'ColorCycle' String value and click on "Modify".

Finally, enter the value "1" in the text box and click on 'OK'.

Change the default location of “Microsoft Address Book”.

Category : Software / Applications > Outlook / Outlook Express

With this setting, you can change the default location/path of the “Microsoft Address Book”. Upon changing the path, all subsequent changes to the contact list will be saved, by default, at the new location.

Change the start page of Outlook Express.

Category : Software / Applications > Outlook / Outlook Express

This setting enables you to change the start page that Outlook Express loads at the launch of the application.

Add Info pane URL to Outlook Express.

Category : Software / Applications > Outlook / Outlook Express

This setting enables you to customize the URL, through which Outlook Express displays the default page.

Change help URL of Outlook Express.

Category : Software / Applications > Outlook / Outlook Express

This setting enables you to modify the URL when you click on Help -> Microsoft On The Web -> Online Support in Outlook Express.

Change title of Outlook Express.

Category : Software / Applications > Outlook / Outlook Express

This setting enables you to modify the title of Outlook Express according to your choice.

 
 
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