How to Highlight Text in Windows 10 Mail

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Mail is a Microsoft email app that's included in Windows Vista and later. Mail is 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 additional features and functionality, such as more formatting options. For example, if you'd like to highlight text in an email you're sending to emphasize what you're saying, it's easy to use the Windows 10 Mail program's highlighter tool.

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.