Mac Mail font selection not respected by other programs

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Commodore, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. Commodore macrumors member

    Aug 12, 2007
    Here's my problem: I have checked the box for Rich Text email in Mail, and I have selected Verdana as my font. All of the messages in Mail display as Verdana, and when I compose a message, it's displayed as Verdana, but when I look at messages I've sent in my Exchange Outlook Web Access (on a PC) it's ALL Times New Roman 12. In Gmail, it's the typical Helvetica normal to Gmail plain text messages--indicating that no font was selected. What could be going on? I notice that my friends' emails show the true font selected when using Mac OS X and Entourage. Thoughts?
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    It's email; it's not a PDF file. If you want to have some modicum of control over the formatting of your messages, then send HTML mail. That is its purpose. If not, then send RTF or standard email and get on with your life.

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