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Set the default font

When you set a default font, every new message you create uses that font setting by default.

  1. Go to File > Options > Mail > Stationery and Fonts...

  2. Select the font you want to change

    • New mail messages - Sets the default font for original messages you compose.

    • Replying or forwarding messages - You can have a different font on messages you're forwarding or replying to. This setting is mostly for the two check boxes that let you mark your comments with your name (or other text) or with a different color of text.

    • Composing and reading plain text messages - Plain text messages will be received by the other person with a standard font, but if you want to use a nicer font when you're writing the message you can. Just understand that font won't be sent with the message.

  3. Select the options that you want to apply to the default font, such as font style and font size.

  4. Select OK all the way back out to save your changes.

See also

  1. Go to Outlook > Preferences or Settings > Fonts

  2. Change the font for New mail, Reply or forward, or Preview.

  3. When you change the font for new mail, replies, or forwarded emails, you can also choose colors and effects. Select OK.

  4. The Preview font displays when you view messages in your inbox.

  5. Close the Fonts window when you're finished.

You can customize the font for new mail, replies or forwards and the preview text in your inbox.

You can change fonts if you use HTML format to compose new messages.

  1. Go to Settings > MailCompose and reply.

  2. Under Message format, set Compose messages in to HTML format.

  3. Set the font and size you want for the default.

  4. Select Save.

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