Unreadable font color

Lately, links and email addresses in emails and some web pages are in a light yellow color that is unreadable against the default white background.  Haven't found a way to change the font color that affects the color of the links.  Any suggestions?
Rodger ReedyProgram ManagerAsked:
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pcelbaCommented:
Your browser displays color defined in the HTML or in CSS etc. It means the color which the code author decided about (and the browser does not take the default color option into account).

You still have a few options:
- Press CTRL-A and the page gets selected and all colors inverted so they are better readable
- It should be sufficient to position the mouse cursor at the text and the color may change
- Adjust colors in Windows or directly on your monitor
- Use some http proxy application which changes all yellow links into a different color
- Use browser add-on which changes colors, e.g. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/high-contrast/djcfdncoelnlbldjfhinnjlhdjlikmph?hl=en
- or turn browser accessibility options on: http://www.mediaaccess.org.au/web/web-browsers/how-to-turn-on-accessibility-features-in-google-chrome
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
In Windows Live Mail, you can change the default colors of fonts in emails you create and those received! Here is an article that gives you the details: Change font color and text size default in Windows Live Mail
To customize your formatting options and change the font for all emails you write, click on the "Windows Live Mail" menu (top left button), and go to Options > Mail...

By default, Windows Live Mail will show messages you receive in the font specified by the message. If no formatting information is specified (or if the email was sent in plain text), Windows Live Mail will use "Segoe UI" for rich-format emails without font specified, and "Courier New" (monospace font, like a typewriter) for plain text messages. To change that, click on the "Windows Live Mail" menu (top left button), and go to Options > Mail...
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Rodger ReedyProgram ManagerAuthor Commented:
paulsuave - I see options to change the font type and size, but not color in Windows Live Mail.
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
It seems that you are right - only font type and size can be change.

I suggest that you reinstall Win Live Mail... You may not have the latest version (Windows Live 2011 is the most recent).

Download Windows Essentials

This should update to latest version...
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Rodger ReedyProgram ManagerAuthor Commented:
I just restarted the whole system (reload from scratch) on a new hard drive a few weeks ago, along with MANY updates to the version on the Restore discs, so I'm pretty sure I have the latest.  But I will check.

Also changed to the Windows Classic theme - that seemed to take care of the problem.  Links are now blue.  I haven't done a thorough check of all variations (mail, web pages, etc.) but will do that before declaring victory.
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pcelbaCommented:
BTW, this was discussed at Microsoft already: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/forum/ie11-iewindows8_1/hyperlinks-have-turned-yellow-windows-81/9eef186b-206b-4910-8f43-ccc505b59e3c

And Windows themes seem to be the main culprit.
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Rodger ReedyProgram ManagerAuthor Commented:
Switching Windows themes seemed to take care of the problem.  I initially did Windows Classic, and the links turned blue, but later back to yellow.  Then I went to Landscapes (where I initially had the problem) and they went back to blue and have stayed that way for several days. Seems to be fixed - at least for now.  I was reluctant to try the more extensive suggestions.   Will reconsider it the problem recurs.
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