Incoming Email Font Too Small

Dear Computer Lady,

I really only have a problem with your tiny font. Must be a 10 or smaller.

I am using 14 as above in bold This is yours in black

I was wondering if you could possible enlarge your font for us seniors whose sight is not what it use to be.

I really enjoy your Q & A’s.

Lynn in Orlando, Fl

Dear Lynn,

I actually send this newsletter out in plain text. This means that the size of the text in the messages is determined by the recipient.

All you need to do is go into the settings in your email program and enlarge the font for reading plain text messages.

You didn’t specify what email program you are using, so I can’t give you directions, but it should be easy to find by looking through the settings.

I already have directions on my website for changing the font size in Windows Live Mail at:



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    • mrshvd3
    • October 18, 2016

    If Lynn is using Internet Explorer (I have IE 11), she can also try pressing and holding the CTRL key and rolling the mouse wheel at the same time.

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