How To Change Thunderbird Default Font Like Outlook 2007

By | October 20, 2009

Change Thunderbird Default Font And Look Like Outlook

Appearance and style on email composition is important. I liked the composition style of Microsoft Outlook 2007 than default composition style of Thunderbird mail client.

Changing the fonts on Thunderbird took like Microsoft outlook 2007 can be accomplished using the following steps,


1. Download Microsoft Outlook Fonts.

Microsoft have newly introduced new fonts for Microsoft Outlook 2007.

* Cambria

* Calibri

* Consolas

Search and download those fonts from ” http://www.fontyukle.com/en/ara.php ”

* Cambria http://www.fontyukle.com/en/ara.php?ara=Cambria&button=Search

* Calibri http://www.fontyukle.com/en/ara.php?ara=Calibri&button=Search

* Consolas http://www.fontyukle.com/en/ara.php?ara=Consolas&button=Search


2. Install the fonts.

On Windows, Go to Control panel -> Fonts and copy all the newly downloaded fonts. You need administrator privileges for installing the new fonts.

On Linux, Open a new window type on the location bar “fonts:///”. This will open up the font folder. Copy all the newly downloaded fonts into the folder.

Once the fonts are copied into the machine close and reopen the applications.


3. Change Thunderbird preference.

Open Thunder Bird -> Edit -> Preferences


a) Click on Display and change the setting,

Select Formating Tab,

Use The Following Colors

* Text Color: Black

* Background Color: White

Plain Text Messages

* Use the following font: Fixed width font

* When displaying quoted plain text messages: Style = Regular, Size = Regular, Color = White

Fonts for: Western

* Proportional: Sans-serif, Size = 15

* Serif: Cambria

* Sans-serif: Calibri

* Monospace: Consolas, Size = 14 (10.5 pt is the default for Monoscape in Outlook 2007)

Allow messages to use other fonts


b) Click on Composition and change the setting,

Select General Tab,

Open Thunder Bird -> Edit -> Preferences -> Select General Tab

HTML

* Font: Variable Width

* Size: Medium

* Colors: Black/White

Send Options

* Send the message in HTML anyway

Try new email composition.

Cheers!

Melbin Mathew

www.talk2melbin.com

Melbin Mathew

I am Melbin Mathew, Systems Engineer from Kerala, India. I live with my parents, daughter and my wonderful wife. I graduated in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Hardware from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam and completed certification in MCITP, RHCE, CCNA, VCP ...Read More
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About Melbin Mathew

I am Melbin Mathew, Systems Engineer from Kerala, India. I live with my parents, daughter and my wonderful wife. I graduated in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Hardware from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam and completed certification in MCITP, RHCE, CCNA, VCP ...Read More

  • Muthu

    Thanks. This article helped me setup a clear font for my thunderbird.

    • http://www.talk2melbin.com Melbin Mathew

      thanks for the feedback.