Stationery in Outlook is designed more for creating a "wallpaper background" for your messages.  However, stationery can be helpful when sending newsletters or invitations for a retirement party or birthday celebration. Keep in mind that when you create a message using stationery, it creates a larger message that is often unreadable by the recipient depending on their email client.

Create a Stationery File

  1. Choose File | Options | Mail, click on the Stationery and Fonts button.
  2. Select the Personal Stationery tab.
  3. Click the Theme button to create a theme or stationery for new HTML e-mail messages. 

    Highlighted - Theme... button
  4. Choose a Theme and click OK.
  5. Click OK again.

This stationery file will be the default for new HTML messages.

Use a one-time stationery file to send a message

  1. Select New Items | Email Message Using | More Stationery.
  2. Choose any Theme from the list and click OK.
  3. Type the text of your message.
Article number: 
2656
Last updated: 
July 25, 2016