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How can I alter the defaut settings for windows Live Mail.

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September 3, 2010 1:34:18 AM

Hi Guys
I have just purchased Windows 7 & using Windows Live mail.
What I want to do is to alter the fonts & size when I send a new e-mail.
I know how to do it manually each time but this is such a pain.
I would like to customize it so i dont have to manually do it.
Thanks
john h
September 3, 2010 8:30:03 PM

To permanently set the default font face and color for new messages in Windows Live Mail, Windows Mail or Outlook Express:

* Select Tools | Options... from the menu in Windows Live Mail, Windows Mail or Outlook Express.
- In Windows Live Mail, you may have to hold down the Alt key to see the menu bar.
* Go to the Compose tab.
* Under Compose Font, click the Font Settings... button next to Mail:.
* Choose the desired font and color.
* Click OK.

Check out this site for more good information:
Source: http://email.about.com/od/outlookexpressrichedit/qt/Cha...

I hope this helps!

Brett M,
Windows Outreach Team
September 3, 2010 9:07:12 PM

Thanks Brett this was very helpful. So easy when you know how eh! :) 
Regards
johnh
April 10, 2013 6:00:37 PM

Hi there. I get how to go into those options/settings in Windows Live Mail.. however, for the font colors, it only shows like the very basic/old school style for font colors, like from Office '97 or something...

here's a screenshot I uploaded into imgur to show you what I'm meaning - http://i.imgur.com/jcf1kJr.png

Is there a way to get more font color options for in this settings?? To set the default font color differently.

I guess I'm looking for more options like MS Outlook (2010) has; the only reason I stopped using Outlook, was because it was having too many issues with Windows 7.

If anyone knows and will help me, I'd really appreciate it!! Thank you!!

~ typative@yahoo.com

bmathews said:
To permanently set the default font face and color for new messages in Windows Live Mail, Windows Mail or Outlook Express:

* Select Tools | Options... from the menu in Windows Live Mail, Windows Mail or Outlook Express.
- In Windows Live Mail, you may have to hold down the Alt key to see the menu bar.
* Go to the Compose tab.
* Under Compose Font, click the Font Settings... button next to Mail:.
* Choose the desired font and color.
* Click OK.

Check out this site for more good information:
Source: http://email.about.com/od/outlookexpressrichedit/qt/Cha...

I hope this helps!

Brett M,
Windows Outreach Team


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