How to Remove Strikethrough in Outlook Email

Method 1: Use purge option to remove strikethrough emails Go to Tools >,>, Customize >,>, Commands tab, Under Categories >,>, Edit >,>, drag the Purge command to a toolbar.

If you’re a frequent user of Microsoft Word, then you’re probably familiar with the strikethrough text formatting option. However, what if you want to use this option in an email on Microsoft Outlook? In this guide, we’ll show you how to add the strikethrough button to your Outlook ribbon, so you can easily apply this formatting option to your emails.

Firstly, let’s cover the slow and longer method of adding strikethrough to your email. Click on the pop-out on the message tab, then under basic text for font, click on the strikethrough checkbox. This method is fine for occasional use, but if you use strikethrough a lot, then you’ll want a quicker way to access it.

To add the strikethrough option to your ribbon, you’ll need to click on File, then Options, and then Customize Ribbon. From there, you’ll need to decide where you want to put it. You can create a new group and rename it to ‘strikethrough,’ and then choose an icon for it.

After creating your new group, you’ll need to add the strikethrough command to it. Change the ‘popular commands’ option to ‘all commands,’ and then scroll down to find strikethrough. Add it to your group, click OK, and you’ll have your strikethrough button right next to your other text formatting options.

Now that you have your new strikethrough button, you can easily apply this formatting option to your emails with just a click of a button. If you change your mind and want to remove it, simply go back into the settings, remove it from the ribbon, and you’ll be back to normal.

By following these steps, you can quickly and easily add the strikethrough option to your Outlook emails, making your work more efficient and streamlined.


Why does my Outlook email have a strikethrough?
Outlook has various settings that influence how messages are deleted. Messages that have not yet been permanently deleted are shown crossed out in Cloud Office Mail.
How do I get rid of crossed out text in Outlook?
Apply or remove double-line strikethrough formatting To remove double-line strikethrough formatting, select the text, and then go to Home and select Strikethrough twice in the Font group.
How do I get rid of strikethrough messages marked for deletion in Outlook?
Go to the View tab. In the Current View group, select Change View. Select Hide Messages Marked for Deletion. Select Apply Current View to Other Mail Folders if you want this change to work with your other email folders and subfolders.