I just started having a problem with how fonts are displayed in Yahoo Mail. I think I know what caused it, but I don't know why. About a week ago, I finished playing a computer game and then I uninstalled it, as usual. The requester said everything was uninstalled except for one folder. I looked and the folder that was not uninstalled was a fonts folder inside the game folder. Note, I am not talking about the C:\Windows\Fonts folder, but a fonts folder within the game folder. I deleted that fonts folder and that's when the problems started.
Nature of the problem: The problem with fonts only affects my outgoing email messages in Yahoo Mail. My incoming email is fine and all Web site fonts as well as the fonts in all my programs are fine. There are settings in Yahoo Mail for the fonts and I set them a long time ago and they always stayed the same until now. You can select the Font face, Font size, and text color. I would always use a black 12-point Times New Roman font. Whenever I sent an email, it always used that font by default.
Now, it doesn't remember my default settings anymore. Whenever I try to compose an email, the text is too small for me to read. The color is still black and I think, but am not sure, that it is still using Times New Roman, but the text size is 8, so it's very difficult for me to read when I am composing a new email. I always have to reselect Times New Roman 12-point font. Then it's okay, but after I hit a CR, it often reverts to the smaller font again.
I checked my C:\Windows\Fonts folder and I have 245 fonts in there. The bottom line is it is now very tedious to compose Yahoo emails. I have to keep changing the font and size, sometimes in mid-message, to get what I want.
I am using Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit, Internet Explorer 8, and Yahoo Mail Classic.
My question is how can I get Yahoo Email to remember my default font settings, the way it has done for years, up until now.
Any help would be appreciated.
Edited by Dom Fontana, 06 June 2011 - 04:11 AM.