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Old 05-21-2007, 01:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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All emails sent by my Blackberry seem to be with Times New Roman as the font when looking at them in Outlook. Is there any way to change it to e.g. Arial, which is the standard in my company?

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Old 05-21-2007, 05:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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This is an Outlook setting and has nothing to do with the BlackBerry. Email from the BlackBerry is always plain text.

In Outlook, go to Tools --> Options --> Mail Format tab --> Fonts button. Now set the font you want under "When composing and reading plain text". Really, it should be Courier New, but you can certainly set it to whatever you want.
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Yeah though that was the case, but the plain text is already set to Courier New. All BB email are in Times New Roman though. Any ideas?
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I would also like to know the answer to this question as when I read my emails sent via the BB the text is small. I use Lotus notes and all other emails appear normal so it looks like the text font is set within the BB. Oh and I'm using a BB 8800
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Your BlackBerry is sending nothing but plain text. Your Outlook or Notes is set to display received emails a certain way. You cannot change that within the BlackBerry, but you must change it within the receiving mail client. It could look one way for you, and another for me, according to the settings we have in our desktop mail applications.
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Thanks I'll check it today
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The answers given above are partially correct.

Emails sent via the Blackberry appear (at least on my 8300 / BES via Exchangemymail / Cingular) to go out as follows:

If you have NOT activated the Auto Signature in Email - Options - Email Settings -- the email will go out as plain text.

If you HAVE activated Auto Signature - the email goes out entirely in Times New Roman (looks like about 10pt).



I quickly looked at the RIM KB and didn't see anything saying how to change this behavior. Since I don't manage my BES, it's possible there is some setting in the BES itself that can be changed so the font is bigger when used with an auto signature.
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mas, while that may be possible for your BES to configure something for your autosignature, BlackBerrys only send text-only mail. There is no options to that--at this time.
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On BIS - with signature activated or not:

Emails on my 8300/Cingular go out plain text

On BES - with signature activated:

Emails on my 8300/Cingular/Exchange My Mail BES Hosted go out times new roman. I'm certain that you are correct that they are being manipulated at the BES and that there is NO option on the device itself to change that font.

On BES - with signature disabled:

Emails on my 8300/Cingular/Exchange My Mail BES Hosted go out plain text
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Its the Exchange server doing that -- not your Blackberry.. Exchange has an annoying habit of converting certain (not all) plain/text to multipart/alternative, and in turn converts the body to HTML.. Look at your headers, you'll see a few lines inserted by the Exchange server telling you it converted it.
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