Submit Hint Search The Forums LinksStatsPollsHeadlinesRSS
14,000 hints and counting!


Click here to return to the 'How to make sure Mail sends font info with messages' hint
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
How to make sure Mail sends font info with messages
Authored by: ianeiloart on Nov 27, '08 02:49:10AM

This is an abysmal hint. You should NEVER try to specify a font size in an email, because the message isn't for you, it's for me. You don't know what my screen is like, or what my eyesight is like. Without that information, you can't know what font size is comfortable for me to read.

Ever received an email with tiny text that's hard to read? That's because the sender used a mail client (like Outlook) that sets a font size that isn't good for you.


---
Ian Eiloart



[ Reply to This | # ]
How to make sure Mail sends font info with messages
Authored by: osxpounder on Dec 02, '08 09:44:41AM

I agree with those who prefer plain text emails. I, too, want to choose my own fonts for reading email (and I do).

I think it was a mistake for Apple's Mail to offer an email view that ignores the brilliant CMD+ and CMD- shortcuts for enlarging/shrinking the text. Some emails I receive don't respond to those shortcuts, regardless of my Mail preference settings. I must use CMD OPT [ or CMD OPT ] to change that email's view settings, first. PITA. Often I just press the Delete key instead (yes, an actual Delete key -- I have a keyboard with a Delete key! I love that keyboard).



[ Reply to This | # ]
How to make sure Mail sends font info with messages
Authored by: osxpounder on Dec 02, '08 09:50:44AM

I meant to add, though, that I am grateful our original poster took the time to share this hint with us. Thank you.



[ Reply to This | # ]
How to make sure Mail sends font info with messages
Authored by: Mac Berry on Dec 03, '08 01:21:04AM

No, the message is the senders message, which he is entitled to format as he sees fit, just as he would with a letter. It's up to you to set your client to help you out with your poor eyesight or unusual screen resolution, not him (if he's got any sense, he'll have used a format that's reasonable at most commonly used resolutions, and if he hasn't, I for one want to know that I'm dealing with someone that stupid). That's the benefit of this technology over paper; the fact that you can choose how to recieve stuff.

If a sender is stupid enough to use a font/size that's going to make him look stupid or inconsiderate, then I'd like to have that piece of information to help me judge the value of the message. If I then still want to read the message, I always have the option of re-formating it to suit me.

So basically I agree with you that sending a message in a stupid font is bad. But if someone is that bad at communicating, I want to know, so would encourage people to select "good formatting", not "no formatting".



[ Reply to This | # ]