Mac Mail Viewing Font Size vs. Composition Font Size

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jobewan, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. jobewan macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2011
    Hello all:

    After a 20 year hiatus, I am back on Mac. From Classic Toaster to MBP - what a change!

    Regarding Mac Mail, and the fact that my eyesight wasn't similar to that of an eagle's on its best day, I have the problem of wondering how to increase the viewing font on screen in Mac Mail, w/o increasing the compositional mail font, so that my outgoing emails look like a kindergartener composed them.

    Can this function really be missing from Mac Mail, or am I the one that is just missing it?

    Thanks for any help on this infuriating point (pun).


  2. Knoodles macrumors 6502


    Feb 2, 2003
    Gone to the Beach
    See if this helps. Right click on the Toolbar at the top of the Mail window and choose Customize Toolbar. Add the "Smaller/Bigger icon to the Toolbar.
  3. jobewan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2011
    Thanks Knoodles! That covers the Preview Pane, which is dramatically better than nothing. (O8
  4. mcneale macrumors newbie


    Aug 10, 2011
    Richmond, Virginia
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    For a less mousey (touchy-pady) approach, the semi-standard cmd+ and cmd- keys increase and decrease viewer font size in macmail under lion.
  5. jobewan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2011
    Ahhhh . . now THAT's relief. :cool:

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