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I have a terrible problem I just cannot find a solution to.. I'm trying to use Windows Live Mail, not the web access version, and whenever it opens an email, either one I receive or one I am drafting, it displays it with a dark blue background, and usually blue or black text. It is almost impossible to read and very straining.

The emails I describe are not sent that way by the sender, as I have opened them in other programs and they display normally with white background/black text.

The other panes of Windows Live Mail, i.e. the message list, etc., display normally with a white background and black text. Everything I have researched indicates Windows Live Mail should always display a white background by default, and in fact, it doesn't allow for any background aside from white. Yet somehow I have dark blue.

I suspect it may be a larger problem with the Windows 7 Professional, 64 Bit OS I am running, since I will also have the exact same blue background/blue text problem with other windows I open. For example, if I go to Control Panel / Appearance Resolution / Display / Screen Resolution, and click the link "What display settings should I choose?", it pops up a window with the exact same nearly unreadable blue background/blue text.

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It would be great to have a screenshot! Please edit your post and add one using the image upload tool. –  slhck Aug 15 '11 at 15:01
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Try changing the theme in "Personalization" control panel settings –  Moab Aug 15 '11 at 15:39

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