Outlook normally doesn't natively support html import, however, there are some steps around it though add-ons.
Step 1: Open Outlook
Step 2: Open “Get Add-ins”
Within Tools, Open “Get Add-ins”
Step 3: Search for “HTML”
Search HTML for all Add-Ins that support inserting HTML emails into Outlook
Step 4: Install HTML Add-on
In this example, we will install Insert HTML by Designmodo
Step 5: Create New Email Message
Step 6: Generate Email HTML from Lucidpress Document
Step 7: Copy HTML Code for Email
Step 8: Select Add-ins from and choose HTML option (Insert HTML by Designmodo)
Step 9: Insert HTML Code Into Section
If you export and save your code in a text edit program as as [titlename].htm, you may be able to make this work in Outlook. You can inject HTML code into the message body via the Insert as Text option;
- tab Insert-> (Attach) File-> select the created htm-file-> press the down arrow on the Insert button-> Insert as Text
Inject HTML code directly into the message body via Insert as Text.
Outlook 2016, Outlook 2019 and Microsoft 365
This option no longer exists in the new File Attach dialog of Outlook 2016 and later. -- You can still bring back the classic dialog with the “Insert as Text” option as instructed in; Classic Attach File button and Insert as Text option in Outlook 2016 / 2019 / Microsoft 365.
HTML Code Editor for Outlook
Another way to go would be to use the EditHTML macro.
This macro lets you edit or completely replace the HTML message you are composing and prevent it from being modified by WordHTML.
For the macro code and step-by-step usage instructions see; Edit the HTML source code while composing a message in Outlook.