font size in Mail?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by seedman76, May 30, 2011.

  1. seedman76 macrumors member

    May 4, 2011
    Hi. I'm new to Mac's so bare with me as perhaps this is quite simple. When using Mail, I have the reading pane open at the bottom. When a message opens the font size is always really small. Is there a way to set a default font size so that each e-mail opens in the reading pane at the same size??? I figured out that I can hit "command "+" or command "-" to increase/decrease the font size of each e-mail but that's a pain to do each time an e-mail opens. I would like to set a default font size to they all open with that same size. Thanks in advance.
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Check the "Viewing" preferences. Mail > Preferences.

    I'm not on my Mac at the moment, but it should be fairly obvious once you open the preferences window.
  3. coldwaves macrumors regular

    May 30, 2011
    If the email you receive is composed in plain text, you can go to preference to set the default font to reading the message. If the email is composed in HTML format and font is specified, you probably have no control over it.
  4. seedman76 thread starter macrumors member

    May 4, 2011
    Perfect. I found the fix in Mail --> Preferences. I even searched "Help" for this but couldn't find the answer. Thanks for the solution.

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