Reformat incoming messages in Mail?

bookworm182

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Jun 5, 2004
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Hey everybody, I was wondering if anyone knows how to reformat incoming messages in Mail. It's on a new Mac mini, so it should be up-to-date, and the problem is that on some of the messages I receive the text is either too small for me to read or too light in color (like a shade of gray). I know this is probably due to the way the mail was written on the other end (tell me please if this is not the issue) and so I was wondering if there was a way to reformat the messages to comply with one standard? Kind of like in Safari, where you have the option to up text size so it's never less than, for example, 12 pt. Please let me know, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
 

Blue Velvet

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Jul 4, 2004
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With Mail running:

Mail>Preferences>Fonts & Colors>Message Font


(also Message List Font if you're feeling particular...)
 

bookworm182

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 5, 2004
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thanks...

I thought I tried that to no effect, but it seems to be working now...I feel stupid, but as long as it works, right? :eek: Thanks a lot!
 

devman

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Apr 19, 2004
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If you mean for all messages then what Blue Velvet said is the way to go.

If you mean just for some messages (in my case, mail from Lotus Notes people often is too small) then Format->Style->Bigger/Smaller which are (supposedly) mapped to Command+ and Command-. However, on my system Command- works but Command+ does not. I have to use the menu for Bigger.
 

reh

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Oct 24, 2003
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devman said:
However, on my system Command- works but Command+ does not. I have to use the menu for Bigger.
Sure it works. Notice that a shift key is required to get the "upper" symbols...
 
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