How to Highlight Text in Windows 10 Mail

Get your point across with this formatting feature

What to Know

  • Compose a new email, write your message, and select the text you want to highlight.
  • Go to Format > Highlight Tool.
  • You can change the highlighter color using the Highlight Tool.

Mail is a Microsoft email app that's included in Windows Vista and later. It's a successor to Outlook Express and is a capable email client for basic functions such as sending and receiving email. The Windows 10 update for Mail brought the Windows 10 Mail highlighter tool that can highlight text in an email you're sending to emphasize what you're saying.

Highlight Your Mail Text

The instructions here apply to Windows 10 Mail.

  1. In Windows 10 Mail, compose a new email message.

  2. Select the text you'd like to highlight.

  3. From the Format tab, select the Highlight tool and the color you want to use.

    Screenshot of Windows 10 Mail Highlighter tool
  4. Your text is now highlighted.

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