I have a piece of HTML which I want to send as an e-mail. In previous versions Outlook.com had an option to "edit HTML" but I am not finding anything similar in the latest version. How can I do that now?

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The easiest way to add HTML to an email for a browser-based email client is to copy and paste it. But the catch is, you can't copy and paste the actual HTML markup -- you have to capture the results of the HTML.

This article has a good detailed breakdown of how to copy and paste HTML code into an email. (Note that for step #1, you don't need an actual HTML editor; you can use any text editor, like Notepad.)

EDIT: This method works with mixed results in the Outlook.com email editor. For example, copying and pasting the Stack Overflow toolbar renders outside the body of the email:

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but other HTML snippets will render inside the body, like this Stack Overflow content:

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However, both examples were able to be sent, and the HTML rendered correctly in the received email (and was functional -- links could be opened).

  • Have you tested it with Outlook.com web? This doesn't work for me.
    – notGeek
    Commented Dec 23, 2016 at 15:30
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    I've tested it in Yahoo! and Gmail, haven't tested it in Outlook.com yet but I can in about an hour.
    – freginold
    Commented Dec 23, 2016 at 15:38
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    @notGeek I just tested it in Outlook.com and it works with mixed results -- some HTML renders outside the body of the email, but much of it renders inside the body, so you can send it. I've updated my answer to include a screen shot.
    – freginold
    Commented Dec 23, 2016 at 16:39
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    you're right, it works. my bad. thanks for your help!
    – notGeek
    Commented Dec 24, 2016 at 13:32

If you know HTML - you can write the raw HTML in an online code editor such as codepen or jsfiddle.

Insert Horizontal Line Rule for Outlook.com


Copying the rendered output - you can then paste the rich content into the editor and it will render properly in OWA.

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