Emoticons work to convey emotion smoothly when you are in a chat conversation. There is only so much that your words can convey about how you are feeling at the time. If the conversation were face to face, the other person could easily pick up on emotion from looking at your facial expressions and body language. In email or chat communication, emoticons are the best substitute for those two things.
The classic smiley emoticon, when added to your email message, is ample to convey the use of a jovial tone. Modern email managers like Outlook 2013 allow you to insert such icons into your message. Outlook specifically supports three standard emoticons by default, and besides this, you can insert symbols, pictures, etc.
Outlook 2013 is configured to convert at least 6 characters to represent emoticons when you send these out in your email :) and :-) stand for a smiley face, while :( and :-( bring up a sad smiley. The other two are :| and :-|, which show a disappointed smiley face to the reader of the message. All the user needs to do is type in one of these as text inside the Microsoft Outlook e-mail body, and press space. The character immediately converts to the corresponding smiley. The AutoCorrect feature takes care of that.
There is another way to insert smileys into your Microsoft Outlook e-mail. You find the font symbol form the listed from the Wingdings, or use another font and then insert this in the message body. You need to first click to specify the place where you want the emoticon in the body. Then choose Insert form the top menu, followed by Symbol. After this, choose More Symbols…. The font selection needs to be changed to Wingdings or another font, and after this, you scroll through and find the characters you want to insert. Select this, and hit Insert.
This is the reaming option. To use this you must have saved image, which you can insert as the smiley. Choose Insert and then Picture from the top menu. Browse and select the file you are inserting. If you are going to use a built-in image, choose Shapes instead of Picture, and select one from the list shown. Adjust the handles to fix the size of this.
That was on how to insert smiley in an Outlook message. This is a great way to express emotion in an otherwise bland email.