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How to Change the Font Size of the Outlook Message List

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Outlook's Fonts Make You Reach for a Magnifier?

If you need a magnifying glass to read your emails, something must be wrong — and it must be righted. Increasing the font size inside messages is easy, but you seem stuck with the tiny font in the message list of Outlook.

Or are you?

Change the Font Size of the Outlook Message List

To use a custom font and font size in the message list of Outlook:

  • Select View | Current View | Customize Current View... from the menu in Outlook.
    • In Outlook 2003, choose View | Arrange By | Current View | Customize Current View....
  • Click Other Settings....
  • Click on Row Font....
  • Choose the desired font, font style and size.
  • Click OK.
    • Optionally, change the font for the column headings as well by clicking Column Font....
  • Click OK again.
  • Click OK once more.
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