Outlook 2013/2016: Make Sender and Subject the same Font Size

In Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2016, the sender is shown in a bigger font than the subject in the email list. This is a change from Outlook 2010 where both lines were with the same font size.

To get that behaviour back, do the following:

  1. Go to the View tab
  2. Click on View Settings
  3. Click on Conditional Formatting...
  4. Click on Add and give the new rule a name (e.g. "Sender name")
  5. Click on Font...
  6. Under the "Size" heading, click on Smaller
  7. Click OK
  8. You will get a warning that you have not created a condition. Click Yes

That's it.

9 thoughts on “Outlook 2013/2016: Make Sender and Subject the same Font Size”

  1. My day has been made. :) Great solution and easy fix to a really annoying problem. I had a suspicion that something like this would work, but wasn't sure of the syntax exactly. +1 for being awesome!

  2. Android phone.
    There are no options like that in Settings.
    I used to be able to view 7 or 8 on the list, now I can only see 3 & there are big gaps between each one. Driving me crazy, having to scroll like a mad man. And deleting multiple emails takes forever.

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