Mandy, on the tools menu, press enter on options. The setting is in the read tab. You're looking for "read messages in plain text". If you uncheck that box and press enter, Outlook Express will display all messages in HTML where appropriate. Hope that helps. ----- Original Message ----- From: Mandy To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Saturday, July 28, 2007 8:30 PM Subject: [access-uk] Outlook Express. I didn't knowingly alter to plain text how did that happen what do I do to change back although it didn't seem to make any difference to my original problem of links in emails. Mandy.