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.

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

    1. When you compose an email, you can't change the font size in To, CC and Subject as they are just plain text and have no formatting information. You can only change the font size of the body, which is HTML.

  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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