Due to corporate standards, I use Outlook 2013 (15.0.4779.1001, says the About dialog that Microsoft has cleverly hidden in "File | Office Account")
When I reply to an email, I don't want my reply to be HTML but rather plain text, as God intended emails to be.
The way I've figured out how to do this is to
- Press the "Reply" (or "Reply all", as appropriate) button.
- Press "Pop Out".
- Press the "Format text" tab in the pop-up window.
- Press the "Plain Text" item in the toolbar jumble.
- Answer "yes" in the "Formatted text will become plain text" nag box that appears.
- Manually wrap quoted lines and add
>quote marks in the text I'm responding to, correct "RE:" in the subject line to "Re:", and so forth.
My problem is that about half of the time, seemingly without any pattern to it, the email after step 5 ends up displaying in Times Roman rather than the usual monospaced font, which makes it difficult to wrap lines consistently, draw ASCII art and so forth.
This problem doesn't occur all the time but when it does occur it does so consistently: switching back and forth between plain text and HTML will not make the monospaced font appear. Neither will force-changing the entire email to be in Consolas while in HTML mode before I press the "Plain Text" button.
Question: Is there a way to force Outlook to use monospaced font when COMPOSING plain-text emails?
I have managed to configure it to use a monospaced font when DISPLAYING incoming plain-text emails, but this setting doesn't seem to take for writing the emails.