Outlook.com: Change the Message Font and Signature

   Posted June 3, 2012 by Lê Hoàng in Internet

Users frequently ask me two specific tweaks when using Outlook–how to switch the message font and how to create a custom email signature. This step-by-step tech-recipe will describe doing both of these tasks.

Here I will cover discussing Microsoft’s web-based Outlook service. This is different than adjusting the reading font or composing font in Windows Live Mail.

How do I change Outlook to a different font? How do I create a Outlook signature? These are easily the two most common questions I receive when people are asking about Hotmail. Luckily, these adjustments can be found in close proximity to each other.

1. Log in to your Outlook  account.

2. Click the small gear icon at the top right of the screen and choose More mail settings from the menu that appears.

3. In the Options screen, click the Message font and signature option.

4. You are now able to tweak the font of the message. There are several options for you to tweak like the font style, font size, and color.

5. After you have tweaked the settings, you will get a preview of the text right in the same screen.

6. In the same option screen, you can create your Personal signature. This option can be found right under the Message font section. Creating and changing the format of the signature are similar to the process above, but with more options.

7. Hit the Save button at the bottom of the screen to save the settings.


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  • David Smith

    I’m trying to create a signature that includes the small social media icons frm Facebook, Twitter and Linked-in. Cannot copy Pic Icons w/ Hyperlinks I created in Word 2013.

    Any ideas?

    Thank you?

  • Jim

    Thanks much for your help!

  • nene

    in the new outlook account interface, my tools icon opens only “help and feedback” and “manage access”. Nothing about colors, fond, background etc, and I really want to personalize it, the new look is too “cold” for me. Where are these, how can I find all these choices? I have to say I didn’t enter phone number at the beginning, my account was and still is @hotmail.com, and the change happened without me even to understand how.
    Thank you very much!

  • Fred

    I have found that I can change the font and size for the signature block but the changes do not work for the massage body.