Using AppleScript to send email message; How do you set the background and font colors?

I have everything working but I can't set the background color??

The font color (is working)

set color of words of MyMessage to {65535, 65535, 65535} # white text

This is what I been trying for the background and I get a error:

set background color of MyMessage to blue

and also did

set background color of MyMessage to {65535, 65535, 65535}`

both did not work.. please help me out

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    Jul 22, 2022 at 19:47

1 Answer 1


Background color is a property of a message object. So you must send the color update command to the message and not to the mail application:

tell MyMessage
    set background color to blue
end tel

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