How do I save Outlook’s zoom settings for all incoming email?

Larry Thompson August 10, 2012

I recently upgraded to Outlook 2010. How do I set default zoom permanently for all incoming emails?

  1. susendeep dutta
    August 10, 2012 at 11:35 am

    ZoomIn addin (Free trial) -

    Under the link below,one user suggested that -

    Jasmine S. : -"

    I found a work around to the zoom for incoming messages. File -> Options -> Trust Center ->Trust Center Settings -> Email Security -> "read all standard mail in plain text" -> OK

    Then Mail -> Stationary and Fonts -> click the last "font" (under "composing and reading plain text messages") Select the font size and style that you want."

    Also,another method is mentioned by the technet user in the link below -

    BigMeanCat : -" This thread is a little old, but I did figure out how to set the default zoom level in a new message.

    1.) Create a new message.

    2.) Click in the body of the message.

    3.) Go to Format Text>>Zoom

    4.) Select the level you want.

    5.) Close the message.

    6.) Next time you open a new message, the zoom level will be set to the setting you selected."

    • Larry Thompson
      August 11, 2012 at 1:30 pm

      Susendeep, Thanks for your suggestions. The ZoomIn tool fixes the problem for me. The problem with changing the font to plain text is that I lose all formatting in the email.

      While I was on ZoomIn's website, I found a blog which has more details about zoom in Outlook -


      • Jack
        December 19, 2012 at 6:11 am

        I downloaded Zoomin from Sagelamp. Product is really good and I can save my zoom setting now. Thanks for the above suggestions.