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outlook 03: trouble setting an email background color.

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hey all...

i'm trying to set the background of an email message to black. with html formatting set, i went to Format - background and set it to black. then i sent it to my Yahoo email account to be sure it worked beforehand, and it did not. so i saw a site that told me to remove Word as the email editor and try it again, which i did to no avail. I read on yet another site about how body tags may be the answer, but i'm not sure what the exact code is, or where in the email to post it. can anyone help? thanks in advance...
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HTML emails break on Yahoo's end because Yahoo is using their own HTML which overrides any additional formatting you apply. The only real way it's going to work is if the email is viewed in Outlook Express or similiar because then only the HTML in the mail is formatted.
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