In some cases, the choice of a specific typeface can lead to confusion. Fixed- width or mono-spaced fonts, like Courier, or varying width fonts, like Helvetica, can lead to uncertainty with characters like upper-case ‘i’, ‘1’ or lower-case ‘L’. This tutorial guides you through the font settings for the Mail viewer window.
Whether you have a preferred font type or a compulsion to customise every single item you possibly can, Mail offers a comprehensive set of options to add a personal touch to its interface. Maybe you want to use a smaller font size in order to see more items or, conversely, you have an aversion to a cramped-looking application interface and prefer to give a lighter feel to its various elements. The Fonts & Colors preference pane is the place to go. The options presented there also give you the opportunity to alter the colour scheme of quoted text in your replies to messages.