OLEXP: How to Change the Default Font in Outlook Express

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SUMMARY

This article describes how to change the default font settings, such as size, color, and style, used when you compose e-mail or newsgroup messages in Outlook Express.

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When you compose an e-mail or newsgroup message in Outlook Express, the default font is Arial, the font size is 10 point, and the font color is black. To change the font settings, follow the steps in the appropriate section below:

Outlook Express 4.0, 4.01

  1. In Outlook Express, click Stationery on the Tools menu.
  2. To change the font settings for e-mail messages, click the Mail tab, and then click Font Settings.
  3. Change the appropriate font settings, and then click OK.
  4. To change the font settings for newsgroup messages, click the News tab, and then click Font Settings.
  5. Change the appropriate font settings, click OK, and then click OK.

Outlook Express 5

  1. In Outlook Express, click Options on the Tools menu.
  2. On the Compose tab, click Font Settings.
  3. Change the appropriate font settings, and then click OK.
  4. To change the font settings for newsgroup messages, click the News tab, and then click Font Settings.
  5. Change the appropriate font settings, click OK, and then click OK.

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Article ID: 177897 - Last Review: January 22, 2007 - Revision: 2.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.0
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 4.01
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 4.0
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.0
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.0
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 4.01
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 4.0
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