How to Change Text Size in Windows Mail

Is the program not letting you change the text size?

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You should be able to change the size of the text you type within emails in Windows Mail. However, this doesn't always work.

For example, maybe you chose a different font size from the drop-down menu but then it immediately jumped back to 10 pt.

One reason you can't change the text size in Windows Mail is if certain Microsoft Edge/Internet Explorer settings are turned on, specifically some accessibility options. Fortunately, you can easily turn those settings off to regain control over the text size in these email clients.

Instructions in this article apply to Windows Mail.

How to Fix Windows Mail or Outlook Not Letting You Change the Text Size

  1. Close the email program if it's currently running.

  2. Open Control Panel
    . In Cortana\Search, enter Control Panel and select it at the top.

    • In versions of Windows before Windows 10, the quickest way to access is from the Power User Menu (WIN+X).
    Searching for the Control Panel in Windows 10.
  3. Search for internet options in Control Panel.

    Searching for internet options in the control panel.
  4. Select Internet Options from the list.

    If you're having troubles finding it, another way to get there is to open the Run dialog box (press the Windows key and the R key together) and enter the inetcpl.cpl command.

    Selecting internet options in the control panel.
  5. From the General tab of Internet Properties, select Accessibility at the bottom.

    Viewing internet options in Windows 10.
  6. Make sure there is not a check in the box next to Ignore colors specified on web pages, Ignore font styles specified on web pages, and Ignore font sizes specified on web pages.

    Viewing accessibility options in internet options.
  7. Select the OK button to close out of the Accessibility window.

    Closing accessibility options.
  8. Select OK once more to exit Internet Properties.

    Closing Internet options.

If you don't notice a change, you might need to restart your computer.