I have recently tinkered with switching to using the native Mail app (after using Outlook for Mac for the last 8 years since I switched to Mac). I ran into a font deal-breaker, though, and I’m wondering if anyone has a fix. I cannot seem to be able to automatically format the mail to, by default, code and display my chosen fonts on the recipient’s machine, the way I want them to be displayed. I should add - I use a pre-formatted signature block, and a big part of the problem is getting the body of the email, and the signature block, to both show my chosen font and match each other in the recipient’s email client.
This is apparently an old issue (and, I guess, not one that Apple thinks needs “solving”). See, for example, this post from 2013: https://artsassistance.com/apple-mail-font-size-problem-workaround-for-outlook-recipients/
The above link references a former plug-in that solved the problem, but Apple disabled its functionality in Mojave or before, I think.
With all the love for the native Mac Mail app around here, I am guessing that: (1) you have all solved the issue, or (2) it’s not a big deal for your workflows. If it’s #1, I would greatly appreciate hearing what the solutions are!
P.S. As far as I can tell, Apple’s Mail app for the Mac is about the only one that behaves this way. Most of the other major ones (Outlook, Airmail, Spark, etc.) give you a true “WYSIWIG” font look that will be enforced on the recipient’s end.
P.P.S. I understand that the response may be - this is Apple’s programming choice. They want users to control what they see on their own screen and not force the likes of Comic Sans on unwilling recipients. I get that, but as I say, it’s a deal-breaker for me not to have more control over how my emails will be received. So, if the answer is just that’s how it is and you can’t change it, then I will just stay content with Outlook for Mac for now.
P.P.P.S. I was hoping there was a tiny chance they might have addressed this at WWDC this week, but I am guessing not as I haven’t seen anything.