Inserting a background picture

I am trying to create an email that has a picture set in the background like a watermark or a digital greeting card. I cannot find an option to do that.

Where is it, is it gone?

Background buttonThe option to insert a background pictures is indeed a bit hidden and may not be too intuitive to find.

  • Create a new message-> tab: Options-> button: Page Color-> Fill Effects…-> tab: Picture

Setting a background picture in an Outlook email message.
Use the Page Color Fill Effects option to set a picture as a background
such as a “confidential” watermark.

Note: This option is not available when you are using the “Reading Pane Reply” feature in Outlook. You’ll have to press the “Pop Out” button at the top of the message to open the reply in its own window to have access to all the email options and features.