How to change Default Font and Text Color for Email Messages in Outlook?

Customizing the default font and text color for your email messages in Microsoft Outlook can help you create a consistent and visually appealing email style. In this step-by-step guide, we’ll walk you through the process of changing the default font and text color for email messages in Outlook.

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Step 1: Launch Microsoft Outlook

Open Microsoft Outlook on your computer
Ensure you’re using the version of Outlook that supports customizing font and text color settings

Step 2: Access Options

Click on the File tab in the top-left corner of the Outlook window
This will open the Outlook Backstage view

Step 3: Open Outlook Options

In the Outlook Backstage view, click on Options on the left-hand side
This will open the Outlook Options window

Step 4: Navigate to Mail Settings

In the Outlook Options window, click on Mail in the left sidebar to access mail-related settings

Step 5: Click on Stationery and Fonts

Within the Mail settings, click on the Stationery and Fonts button
This will open the Signatures and Stationery window

Step 6: Choose a New Theme

In the Signatures and Stationery window, you’ll see several tabs
Click on the Personal Stationery tab

Step 7: Customize Fonts

Under the Personal Stationery tab, you can customize the font settings for various elements of your email messages
Click on the Font button next to New mail messages to change the default font

Step 8: Select Font and Text Color

In the Font window, you can choose the desired font, font style, font size, and font color
Adjust these settings to your preferences

Step 9: Apply Changes

After customizing the font settings, click OK to apply the changes
You’ll be back in the Signatures and Stationery window

Step 10: Save Changes and Close

Click OK in the Signatures and Stationery window to save your changes and return to the Outlook Options window
Then, click OK again in the Outlook Options window to close it

Step 11: Test Your Changes

Compose a new email to see how your changes affect the default font and text color
The new font settings should now be applied to your email messages

Step 12: Further Customization (Optional)

Explore other settings in the Signatures and Stationery window to customize your email style even further, such as setting default signature options


Congratulations! You’ve successfully learned how to change the default font and text color for email messages in Microsoft Outlook. By following these steps, you can create a personalized and consistent email style that reflects your preferences. Stay tuned for more tutorials and tips to enhance your productivity with Microsoft Office tools.

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