Customising font in Outlook Express.

  carlosprmero 16:14 02 Apr 2003

When a font is changed in Outlook and even in Workpad or Works, the change is not permanent and reverts back to original type and size.

This is particuarly noticable if you revert to Outlook to type another document.

Any help would be appreciated.

  MAJ 16:20 02 Apr 2003

For OE, go to Tools > Options > Compose tab and click on the Font Settings button, carlosprmero, that will change the font for you and the change should remain permanent until you change it again.

  €dstow 16:33 02 Apr 2003

Note that the font you write your email in is not necessarily the font that your recipient reads it in.

If your recipient has his machine set up to be plain text - that's exactly what it will come out as. Most business email systems are plain text to reduce the danger of viruses being downloaded. This should also be borne in mind when sending fancy backgrounds and odd notations like smileys. Your efforts can very easily be completely lost.


  carlosprmero 16:48 02 Apr 2003


Thank you for your reply but we have done what you suggested many times but the font always reverts to it's original setting, which in this case is Verdana.


  MAJ 16:57 02 Apr 2003

As €dstow mentioned, carlosprmero, make sure you haven't got your emails set to send in Plain Text. Go to Tools > Options > Send tab > Mail Sending Format section, make sure HTML is selected.

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