Yahoo! Mail Font Too Small

By C. Taylor

Increasing Yahoo Mail size makes reading easier on the eyes.
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Internet browsers, such as Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer, can adjust the zoom setting of Yahoo Mail without those settings affecting other sites. Even after closing and restarting the browser, these zoom settings persist. This behavior can be frustrating after you've inadvertently shrunk Yahoo Mail to an uncomfortably small size and don't know how to enlarge the font again. The zoom settings have no effect on the recipient of a composed email, but you might consider changing the composition size, if the default size is still too small for the receiving party.

View Settings

Log in to your Yahoo Mail account.

Press "Ctrl-0" to reset the font size back to default values.

Hold the "Ctrl" key and roll your center mouse button forward to increase display size. Doing so enlarges the font size beyond the default value.

Composition Size

Log in to your Yahoo Mail account and click "Compose."

Click the "Size" button on the composition toolbar and select a larger size than is currently checked. The default value is 12, but you can select values up to 36.

Type your message using the new size.