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How to insert an image in the body of an email on Outlook

Despite the overtaking of Gmail, the email provider offered by Outlook continues to gather several users, now loyal to the service. At the beginning of 2018, the service registered 400 million active users on the platform, numbers that however have suffered a slight decrease with the entry of numerous competitors during the last period. This, however, does not raise the fact that Outlook is still able to involve a lot of public and that, therefore, it is still useful to analyze what are the features that the provider proposed by Microsoft offers. Before entering the real guide, let’s start by saying that Microsoft Outlook is an email, planning and calendar program that is part of the suite of tools made available by Microsoft Office. It allows you to send emails both in a daily and corporate context, with the possibility of sending an image as an attachment to the email, which the recipient of the message can download and save. However, you can also make the image appear directly in the body of the message, thanks to a process that we will see in more detail.

Insert the image into text of the message

If you want to place the image in the body of the email instead of as an attachment you won’t have to do anything else than:

  1. Double-click the “Microsoft Outlook” icon on your computer to open the program and start typing text.
  2. Click “Ctrl” and “N” to open a new email window.
  3. Type the recipient’s email address. Then add the subject in the subject line.
  4. Write the message in the email text field still blank.
  5. Click on the email message area where you want to insert the image.
  6. Press the “Insert” button and then click “Image” in the section called “Illustrations”.
  7. Select “Browse” to search for the image saved on the PC or cloud you want to insert;
  8. Finish the process by double-clicking the image’s file. The image will now be displayed in the body of the email message, and it will appear the same way in the recipient’s email.