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Changing the reply font used when replying to an Outlook Stationary email

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Hello - we use a custom email stationary HTML file for out outbound messages.  How do I control the font that a remote user replys with?

If in the remote users Outlook we set it so that it always uses "my fonts" then it looks good, but if I have the remote Oulook clients set to "use font specified in stationary" then I get a crazy super small times new roman font when replying.  Obviously I cant possibly change everyones default Outlook settings. :)

How do I in my HTML file specify the reply font used in "use stationary font"?

Thanks in advance
Jason
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Hi JasonJewett,

I'll check and see if there's a way to enforce this, but it does introduce a problem common with web pages.  Specifically, you can't be certain what fonts are available on any given system.  That's why fonts on web pages are usually stated in terms of font families, not specific fonts.

Cheers!
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Thanks.  I would settle for Arial 10pt :)
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I double-checked on this and I don't believe there's any way to enforce the use of a specific font in replies to your messages.  You can set a font to use, but Outlook includes a configuration option to override the font set in stationery and use a font specified by the person replying.  I don't see any way to defeat that.  Even if you could defeat it for Outlook you'd have to find a way to also defeat this for other mail clients.  
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