Outlook lets you send out emails with a background/stationery/wallpaper. Well… just because you can does not mean you should.
For the vast majority of business (and even personal) emails, do NOT use any stationery… leave the email to have its plain white background.
I cannot tell you how many times I have been annoyed trying to read emails against over-enthusiastic backgrounds.
It’s even more frustrating having to remove them when I forward or reply to the email (I don’t want my emails looking unprofessional).
Plus… you don’t know if the background will look right on the recipient’s computer… what if they are not using Outlook?
The short of it is that most emails are about using words to communicate. Anything that gets in the way of your message should be taken out.
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