11.6 Setting the Default Read/Compose View and Font

To change the view for all items:

  1. Click Tools > Options.

  2. Double-click Environment.

  3. Click the Views tab.

  4. Make selections in the Default Compose View & Font and Default Read View & Font group boxes.

  5. (Optional) In the Default Read View & Font group box, select Force view next to Plain Text if you want to prevent HTML-only messages from being displayed when no plain text version is available.

    If you select Force view, a message informs you whenever an HTML-only message cannot be displayed; however, you can still click View > HTML to view it. If you do not select Force view, HTML-only messages are displayed in HTML, even though you have selected Plain Text for the default read view.

  6. Select a default font style.

  7. Select a default font size.

  8. Click OK.

To change the view in one item:

  1. Open an item.

  2. Click View, and then click Plain Text or HTML.