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Changing font size on AOL email

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  • golfmobile May 26, 2008

    I understand how to change the font in one email in AOL. How do I change the default setting, so that EVERY email I compose has the same font setting? (We old folks need a larger default font size -- you can just be proud of us for trying to learn to use a computer!)



    Thanks.

  • Dick J Jun 11, 2008

    Using Vista with all updates incoming AOL 9 mail shows all text as 6pt. Unreadable. All solutions I read and tried effect outgoing mail only.

  • Elfis Jun 22, 2008

    The new aol desktop doesn't seem to have that function and is there anywhere to ask the question?  No.  That's why aol sucks.com

  • Anonymous Jul 11, 2008

    On AOL I want to change the font style, size and boldness. However, my AOL 9.0 Security Edition SE doesn't seem to have a place to do that as did earlier AOL Editions.

  • jlands5736 Jul 17, 2008

    where is the font size on all aol e-mails that I can change so that when composing an e-mail I don't have to keep changing font size on each line?

  • Anonymous Sep 04, 2008

    how to change the font size on all incoming aol emails

  • dfoxie Sep 09, 2008

    I've encountered the same problem as Morna. I can adjust the emails I'm sending; however incoming emails are so small I can barely read them. So far, I haven't found a solution, so if someone out there knows how to make this happen, please send the fix our way

  • dfoxie Sep 09, 2008

    I have the same problem and certainly would appreciate a solution

  • dfoxie Sep 09, 2008

    I would appreciate an answer as well. Having the same problem

  • Anonymous Nov 17, 2008

    i have same problem as Mornal123's. How do we change the font size of INCOMING emails? all of my aol stuff is very hard to read due to small size. thank you.

  • Anonymous Nov 17, 2008

    same problem as Morna123's. very small INCOMING emails. can the font be changed for INCOMING emails?thank you.

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2008

    I CANT READ THE FONTS. THEY ARE WAY TOO SMALL. I DONT KNOW HOW THEY CHANGED BUT I WANT THEM BACK TO NORMAL 12 OR 14. CAN ANYONE HELP ME?

  • BobbiB Dec 16, 2008

    For some reason I now only have 3 fonts on my computer. That leaves me with my toolbar, and my typing looking like x * and a few other symbols I can't describe. Does anyone know how or where I can go to downloan my old font so I can stop looking at chinese symbols (that's what it looks like) other than doing a restore, which I've already tried?

    Thanks,

  • mrgdln Jan 03, 2009

    I know I can change my font in each individual e-mail, but when I make a new paragraph it goes back to the old font setting.

  • blohm Jan 03, 2009

    I HAVE VISTA. I WOULD LIKE TO CHANGE MY FONT SIZE TOA BIGGER FONT SIZE



    ROSEMARY BLOHM

    rmblohm@aol.com

  • victrynjesus Jan 04, 2009

    I want to change the incoming email font size. The incoming emails have such small fonts, I can hardly read them. I have my outgoing set amd it is fine.

    thanks
    Wanda

  • xthegiant410 Jan 26, 2009

    My incoming email box has really small print, it was ok until I downloaded the new service pack, I have changed my font to large and the DPI, I can read my mail ok but the imcoming mail is so small and the toolbar font. I downloaded 9.1 and then deleted it and it is still way too small. I am not using free aol and I have vista....please help I am going blind

  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2009

    when I go into settings it does not give me the option of mail font settings. The only way I can do it is with each individual mail writting. Please tell me what to do.... it appears the format has changed

  • Anonymous Jan 28, 2009

    This is a lot of talk with no results . Like the guy said Free AOL does not come with a very helpful answers to your problems... maybe just get rid of it . Learn to use another e mail . My peeve is the print out of an email is tiny and no amount of changing things fixes the problem. I have no idea what it looks like when I send out an email. I have no time for this bull..

  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2009

    DPI adjustment

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2009



    Default is Arial 10 point.
    Too small!


    I don't use application but go through web.


    Any way to change font?
    Haven't seen solution yet.


    charles

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2009

    Can't change font for composing emails, that will stay changed. I have to adjust size for every email. I pay for my service and used to be able to change the font for all future emails. This is very annoying. Can anyone help?

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2009

    Can't find where to adjust the font size in my email. I used to have it adjusted in another laptop running XP but it crashed. Now on this new one running Vista, I cannot seem to figure out where to go to change the size. Even the AOL searches are proving useless up till now. It is irritating.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2009

    The font size on my incoming email is way too small. How do I adjust it on AOL?

  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2009

    my font size is 10. I want 14 using XP & 9.5 aol

  • barbelle777 Apr 25, 2009

    I do not see a toolbar or anything in settings that will allow me change(increase) future outgoing text size in my email. I have the free version of AOL and I think this is why. Am I missing something?

  • den70chev May 21, 2009

    AOL incoming email too small to read. How do I increase the size of incoming emails?

  • kvalentz Dec 11, 2009

    this web page doesn't work for me anymore, is there another one?
    ty, Kathy

  • Sarah Spink May 18, 2012

    Lately, when I write an email in AOL, the font on y screen is much larger than the font setting size. How can I correct this problem?

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Hold down the ctrl key and press the = key ... it will make it bigger if it gets too big hold down the ctrl key and then press the - _ key - they are both located after the 0 top row of numbers... hope it helps :)

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  • holmsusan Jul 27, 2011

    Great, simple fix! Thank you.

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    It sure did help. thanks a lot

  • James Kaplan Jan 22, 2013

    How about on an ipad?

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    Just tried this last night and it's AWESOME!!! Have showed four friends today and they all love it too! Thanks VERY much!!

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Hi Morna- If you want to change the font on your AOL e-mail, look under the subject line. To the right of the font name is the font size use the arrow tab to the right of the number to choose your font size. If this solves your problem PLEASE rate this as fixed. If you need more help just add a comment and I'll be happy to assist you further.
( you listed this as changing AOL font size, but said Dell Desktop in your post. If the info I gave you is not what you wanted just let me know. Thanks )

Jeff


Posted on May 07, 2008

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    Jeffrey Pemberton May 07, 2008

    If you want make any changes permanent for your email heres how to do it:



    1) On your top tool bar click on Safety

    2) click on Settings

    3) Under F- click on Fonts and Text

    4) There you can choose a font style, size, color, bold or regular, italicized, etc. It will show you a sample of what you have chosen. Once you have it the way you want just hit the save button. Now all your emails will have that same look. Hope this helps.

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    Jeffrey Pemberton May 08, 2008

    Hi Morna - just wondering if you had a problem or this wasn't what you needed. I thought I explained fairly well in full detail the answer to your question. Just wondering why you only gave a helpful rating instead of a fix ya? Thanks.

  • DONNA Jan 01, 2013

    Hi Jeffrey, Thanks, that was wonderful. I was looking all over the place., Donna

  • leigh Feb 06, 2013

    It is not working...I know I am computer illiterate on some things but this one shoudn't be one of them...I see the font and it tells you the type of font but not the size...this has happened to me a couple times and it drives me crazy because there is not way that I change it purposely so I must be hitting something not realizing it.

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ALL of the previous SETTINGS options are available here:
I got the link from an AOL Tech

aol://4344:9000.Indexs.36057651.782693350/

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I think the problem here is that the font canNOT be changed if you are using free AOL email. That is to say, if you are not logged into the AOL program itself, not just getting to your email via www.aol.com, then the settings don't give an option to change the font.

If this is incorrect, I'll be delighted to hear that fact and have someone tell me how to change it permanently. So it seems that with free email accounts, you get what you pay for -- email but with many limitations that aren't in place when you actually pay for a service.

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  • golfmobile Oct 31, 2008

    Excuse me, I meant to say PERMANENTLY change the font. Even with AOL free email, you can change the font in an individual email, just not for ALL email.

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Lolaisbk (solution #5) is right on the money!!!
Copy and paste her answer (below) to your browser; open the page. This brings up the old "Settings"page. Click (under F) on Font & Text; change font/size as you would in an email, then click Save. This DOES change your emailing font permanently...in AOL 9.5 anyway.

aol://4344:9000.Indexs.36057651.782693350/

Thanks sooooo much Lolaisbk!

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I have no solution. I printed out an aol e-mail piece nof information and you can barely read it because it's so small. How do I chage it? Thanks, **** B

Posted on Mar 01, 2009

  • Bobbymar75 Mar 01, 2009

    I wrote a comment, why is computer asking for another one?

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On AOL's Home page under "My Stuff" Click on the "Mail" icon. Over to the right down a little ways from the top you'll see "Themes| Settings| Help." Click on "Settings." This will open a new page. Over to the far left under "General" click on "Compose." Make any changes you want on this page. When your done click "Save" at the bottom. I hope this is the soultion your looking for. Bocephus

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Regarding questions on how to change a font on incoming AOL emails, click "basic version" at the bottom of your aol email screen. this will change it to the old version. then at the tool bar, you can hit View/text size and make it bigger. It looks ancient, but it does the trick if you need bigger text.

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Please how to change or fix my fonts

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Right click in desktop.

Write down current resolution setting so you can reset if necessary.

Click on Screen Resolution.

Click on resolution drop down.

Drag pointer down to 1360 x 768.

Save and reboot.

If not satisfactory try other settings.

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I went to my tool bar and went to view and zoomed in, everything i viewed on aol was larger as i flipped around in the mail, the other tabs had open remained normal.

i am not paying for aol, using aol on the web but ill be dammed if i keep them if this is the way they bulldoze you for getting for mail on the web.

theyre still making money per click on their ads that are force fed you when you are on every freaking screen! the greed in some people is getting out of hand these days!!!

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