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TS3276: OS X Mail: Troubleshooting sending and receiving email messages

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TS3276 friends receiving my mail in small fonts

301 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 15, 2012 6:18 PM by babowa RSS
jo4701 Calculating status...
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May 3, 2012 1:45 PM

I have my font set to send and receive in 18 pt.  How come most of my friends are getting my mail as a 10.  !!

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  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,535 points)
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    May 3, 2012 3:04 PM (in response to jo4701)

    Are you using the Bo Derek font?

     

    Mail doesn't send email in the default font you set in preferences. That is just the font that is displayed when you are composing. If you want to set a specific font or size, set that when you begin composing the message.

  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,535 points)
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    May 3, 2012 3:50 PM (in response to jo4701)

    You can't control what the other end does with your email. Their email program displays the email however it likes.

     

    When you start the email, do you change the font and the size, or are you changing those settings in the preferences.

  • jeannedes Calculating status...
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    Dec 15, 2012 3:06 PM (in response to Barney-15E)

    Others have complained about the tiny fonts from me, too.  A good technical reason would be helpful about now.

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (22,135 points)
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    Dec 15, 2012 6:18 PM (in response to jeannedes)

    I just sent a test message to a friend with a Yahoo account.

     

    With the new message window open, I chose Format > Show Fonts > Helvetica 36.

     

    This is what was received at the Yahoo account:

     

    Screen Shot 2012-12-15 at 6.16.06 PM.png

    Setting it in Preferences will not work - you need to do it while the message compose window is active/open.

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