Problem with Mail font when sending emails

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by itai, May 3, 2012.

  1. itai macrumors member

    May 17, 2011
    I just received a new macbook pro from work with Lion on it, and from some reason I cant configure the outgoing email font to be what I want. I went to the preferences and changed under "fonts and colors" all the fonts to be what I want, but from some reason, people keep getting my emails with the font Time New Romans, which I cant seem to see anywhere and I never set up myself.

    I tried to delete the indices files from the Library folder (saw somewhere that it may restart things for Mail) but that did not work. This is super frustrating, so any help would be much appreciated.

  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    If you select a font that the recipient doesn't have installed on their system, a font will be substituted on their end. You don't have control over what fonts your recipients may have.
  3. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    It's safe to say that you can't count on people receiving any formatting in emails, beyond the actual text. That is determined at the discretion of the receiving email system. Basically, you can't control what they see with any certainty.

  4. dmn8 macrumors member

    Sep 27, 2007
    Had this issue when sending from Mail to Exchange, it drops the formatting of the message.

    I have been using Universal Mailer and it seems to have resolved the issue for me.
  5. itai thread starter macrumors member

    May 17, 2011
    cool stuff everyone, I think you all got on something. it's on an exchange and some folks are using outlook on PCs so may not have Calibri I guess..?i dont know, but anyway, at least i know its not a problem with my Mail app.

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