Message Format and Images-Computing Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Message Format

When composing an e-mail message, it is recommended that plain text format be used. To set the format:

  1. Select Entourage > Preferences.
  2. Use the small triangle on the left to view the Mail & News Preferences. Choose Compose.
  3. Choose Plain Text from the Mail format drop-down menu.
  4. Click OK.

Displaying Images in E-mail Messages

To help protect you, Entourage is configured by default to NOT download pictures and other Internet content until you decide to view it. Areas in the message that should have a picture appear as a red X placeholder instead.

The Info Bar at the top of the message tells you that content has been blocked. You can download pictures and other content by clicking the Download pictures link in the Info Bar at the top of the message.


To set preferences such as spelling, notification and fonts choose Entourage > Preferences. Use Entourage's Help menu and search "Preferences options" for details on each category.