How to change default font settings on Mail app for Windows 10

You can now change how messages will look using the Mail app on Windows 10, and here's how to do it.

Default font settings Mail app for Windows 10
Default font settings Mail app for Windows 10

Although the Mail app for Windows 10 includes all the basic features to manage emails, it’s been a limited experience to customize how new messages look.

In the past, if you wanted to use custom font settings, you needed to repeat the customization for every message. Now, the Mail app has been updated with a new feature that allows you to specify the font family, size, and color for new emails or when replying to an existing email using the new “Default Font” settings.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to adjust the Mail app settings to use custom font style, size, and color when writing a new email or replying a message on Windows 10.

How to change default font settings on Mail app

To use custom default font settings on the Mail app, use these steps:

  1. Open the Mail app.

  2. Click the Settings (gear) button from the bottom-left corner.

  3. Click on Default font.

    Mail app settings menu
    Mail app settings menu
  4. Use the drop-down menu to select an account. Or check the Apply to all accounts option.

  5. Use the font tools to set your default font style and size.

    Default font settings on Mail app
    Default font settings on Mail app
  6. Click the Save button.

Once you’ve completed the steps, your new default font settings will be available when composing a new message or replying to an email.

If you want to revert the changes, you can use the same instructions, but on step No. 4 make sure to click the Reset button.

If you don’t see this option, it’s because you’re not using the version of Mail that supports this feature. The ability to use custom default font settings to compose and reply messages is available starting version 16005.11231.20142.0 and later.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].