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I use an iMac. Great machine. When I bought it 3 years ago I could not use the mail program that came with the Mac. We are bundled with Quest/Century Link and MSN is our only option. I have been using the MSN/Hotmail mail program.

Just a couple of weeks ago my brother told me to change the font size on my e-mails. They were getting to him really small -- size 10 or smaller. I changed the setting to 12 and nothing happened.

When ever I start writing an e-mail the first line is size 12 and then all of the lines after that are much smaller.

What gives ? I would just like to have one size one font. Large enough to read.

Help ?

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In what way do the force you not to use the built in mail program? They shouldn't be able to prevent you from using a different mail client. If you want help setting up your mail client properly, we can try. Also, is this Hotmail on a website or on a program installed on the computer? –  nhinkle Oct 2 '11 at 23:06
    
I have a hotmail, hopped on the WEB page for it, there is a WYSWYG type editor for e-mail , put it into the rich text setting, change the font back and forth. I could even Select and change the font like a word processor. so IT tests out ok. –  Psycogeek Oct 3 '11 at 0:20
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I have the same problem. When I compose an email via Hotmail & Safari everything looks ok. But when I look in the sent mail folder, it's all mixed font sizes, as if I were completely drunk or being idiotic when composing the email.

My solution is to:

  1. Copy all text before sending.
  2. Delete the text in Hotmail editor.
  3. Paste the text into textmate.
  4. Then copy and paste it back to Hotmail.
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