Font in Inbox larger........

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by LANE, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. LANE

    LANE Guest

    How do I change the font in Windows Live Mail in my inbox. As each mail comes
    in it is so small. I would like to make it a little bigger. Is this possible.
    (I know I could make it larger in Microsoft OutLook Express on my other
    laptop with Windows XP)

    Is there a way to do this with Vista/Windows Live Mail?
    Computer is brand new and set up e-mail a few days ago. Everything else is ok.
    Any suggestions for me to enlarge the font there?

    LANE, Sep 30, 2008
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  2. LANE

    sherbert Guest

    Tools> Options>Read and change the font from there
    sherbert, Sep 30, 2008
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  3. LANE

    LANE Guest

    ***Thank You for your response to my (first time ) question on this forum...

    I did do that (before I asked this question here) and changed it to
    "Largest" but it's still small like the size of Times New Roman and maybe 12
    pt or smaller.

    It's just so small for me to see when it all cascades down when it comes in.
    I have a hard time reading it. Any other choices I would have?
    LANE, Sep 30, 2008
  4. LANE

    sherbert Guest

    Did you click 'apply' at the bottom before hitting 'close'?
    sherbert, Sep 30, 2008
  5. LANE

    LANE Guest

    I did all the steps correctly but it gave me NO option to click "Apply" (It
    was WHITED out...)

    I thought that was strange too but Vista is different so I just clicked

    Sounds like if don't hit "Apply" because I don't have the option to do
    so.... it won't change. Is this correct?
    LANE, Sep 30, 2008
  6. LANE

    sherbert Guest

    Try clicking 'set as default'

    sherbert, Sep 30, 2008
  7. LANE

    LANE Guest

    I did that and it's the same. I guess I am not controlled by mailbox. I guess
    I have to deal with it. But....if you have any Other SUGGESTIONS... I am here
    to try anything. (Thanks for all the responses so far.......)
    LANE, Sep 30, 2008
  8. LANE

    sherbert Guest

    As I said before I am talking about Windows Mail and you are talking about
    Windows Live Mail, which is a different animal, perhaps you may get some
    advice in their site
    sherbert, Sep 30, 2008
  9. By any chance have you installed the IE8 beta? It causes that problem.

    Otherwise let us know which third party security programs you are
    running. Some of them prevent writing to the registry, which means
    changes are not saved.
    Gary VanderMolen, Sep 30, 2008
  10. LANE

    LANE Guest

    No IE Beta installed here and I am using "Windows Mail" I wrote (Windows Live
    Mail) by my other post... Sorry....about that... I am running
    Internet Security. I know Norton sometimes causes problems. Let me know
    any further suggestions......(Thanks again for your time on this subject)

    LANE, Oct 1, 2008
  11. There are two ways to change the size of the reading font. You tried
    the permanent way. Try the temporary way: View, Text Size, Largest.
    Does that work?

    If not, there are two other things to try.
    1) Uninstall Norton, followed by using their debris removal tool:

    Does that fix the problem?

    2) Another option is to upgrade to Windows Live Mail, which is more
    resistant to the adverse effects of overly intrusive antivirus products:

    In any case you must disable any antivirus email scanning, for the reason
    explained here:
    Gary VanderMolen, Oct 1, 2008
  12. LANE

    LANE Guest

    Thank You Gary.......I will try all of this... (Sometimes I wonder about
    Norton Antivirus) I had AVG for a long time and decided to go back to Norton
    and come the problems. Never had any ISSUES with

    I will let you know if it the font changes after I uninstall Norton. I will
    do everything you said here. I copied and pasted it into word and will review
    it tomorrow and try it all.

    I appreciate everyones help here!
    LANE, Oct 1, 2008
  13. You're very welcome. Let us know how it turns out.
    Gary VanderMolen, Oct 1, 2008
  14. LANE

    LANE Guest

    Hi Gary...
    Everything is fine. Thanks!! Thanks!! What a wonderful place to be able to
    go to and get some answers. And such helpful people!

    I have another question....should I post it as a "new"question or should I
    stick with you to answer?

    I will give you the "new" question I have... ok....

    Here goes....... Currently I am in Utah... about 2 miles from "Arches
    National Park" (Are you jealous??) LOL....I am in a campground. They have a
    good wireless and I can get the INTERNET just fine. I also can RECEIVE
    MAIL......but I CANNOTsend out. It says....the server is not right. The only
    thing I can do it check it. I have and I put in>>>>>>>>> in the SMPT server. Can you help?
    I am wondering if my "NORTON" is the problem AGAIN?? (Oh boy.......Here we
    go again) I am can help me once again.......
    LANE, Oct 3, 2008
  15. You're very welcome. Thanks for reporting back.

    Normally, a new question, particularly if it on a different issue, should be
    posted in a new topic.

    As for your new problem, what you are experiencing is normal, see

    As a general rule, the owner of the SMTP server must be the same as
    the one providing your Internet connection at that moment.

    The available workarounds when sending away from home are as follows:

    1. Use webmail for sending (via your browser).
    2. Ask your home ISP if they have a port other than '25' for SMTP. I don't think
    Cox does. Cable companies are very bad about accommodating travelers.
    3. If you use the same away-from-home connection frequently, substitute the SMTP
    server belonging to that connection. This is a bit tricky, but if you want to go that route,
    I can provide more details.
    4. If you frequently send from multiple locations, get a free Gmail account,
    configure it for POP access, and use it for your sending chores.
    Gmail uses port 465 for SMTP, which is not blocked like port 25 is.
    Gary VanderMolen, Oct 3, 2008
  16. LANE

    LANE Guest

    Ok...I understand now about a new subject. I will do that from now on.

    Send me all the info on doing what you suggested. Believe it or not I have
    an Verizon card and I could put that in but when I do..guess what they ask me
    for? My CD....which is home in a drawer. Because this is a new computer that
    program is NOT currently installed on THIS one like it was on my old one. I
    would call Verizon but I don't want to be on the phone for an hour while on
    vacation. My husband says to me..."Hey were retired and I want to relax (We
    are traveling in our Motor Home)and not worry about e-mail that won't
    send.........(He is not a computer geek like I am.) He could care less if I
    send e-mail or not....but I do....... I love learning new
    send that info anyway to me and I will try it.

    For now....I will go to my browser and go to Mail2web and pick up my mail
    and send from there.
    Thanks so much ....."once again...!"
    LANE, Oct 5, 2008
  17. A Verizon AirCard would work, except you have to use their special
    SMTP server, and I don't recall what that server name is.

    Besides the web browser solution, you could also use option #4 below.
    1. Get a free Gmail account:
    2. Set the account up in Windows Mail as explained here:
    (don't skip step 1)
    Gary VanderMolen, Oct 5, 2008
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