Windows Live Mail (WLM) lacks the ability that Outlook Express (OE) has
to view/edit the HTML source in a message that you are composing. There
is a workaround, but it is nowhere as convenient as in OE.
1 - Start composing the message as normal.
2 - When you get to the point when you want to edit the HTML, do a File,
Save As to an EML file. Close the message (X in the upper right hand
3 - Open the saved EML file in Notepad.
4 - At this point you can edit the HTML code. If you edit the text in
the HTML portion of the message, WLM will automatically update the plain
text portion when you send the message.
5 - Save the EML file from Notepad, then double click to open in WLM.
You can then send the message.
6 - The saved EML file can be deleted.
Note: If after opening the saved EML file you make some changes via WLM
and decide that you need to do make further source changes, you will
need to save to a different EML file, as the current one is locked by
WLM and won't let the Save As update it.
As long as you keep Windows XP (or earlier) you can continue to use OE
indefinitely with POP3 and IMAP accounts. HTTP support in OE for
Hotmail will eventually stop working. But Hotmail now offers POP3 so
you will still be able to use OE with Hotmail that way.
Mike - http://pages.prodigy.net/michael_santovec/techhelp.htm
"TOF" <TOF@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> I've been able to edit or "cleanup" all the blue lines that accumulate
> forwarded messages in Outlook Express by deleting the BLOCKQUOTE
> entries. Is
> there an equivalent capability in Live Mail? Otherwise things get
> very messy
> after several forwardings.
> Or failing that, will I be able to use good old Outlook Express in the