OUTLOOK.COM Inbox fonts appearing ornate

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How did this person generate a fancy font for my inbox?
More important, how can I do that????inbox
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That is crazy, can you check another browser? weird!

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Same font in Chrome.
Not sure if this will help, but I think that it's how the sender has their email formatted to send out, it appears the Outlook.com accepts it.

I found this, might be helpful for you to do it. Try it for the "from" though.

https://www.techwalla.com/articles/how-to-change-the-font-color-on-the-subject-line-of-an-email-in-outlook
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The font change appears in Outlook.com/Hotmail.com.
That's where I want to create the font change.  Not in desktop outlook or Outlook Web Access?
Jackie Man IT Manager
Top Expert 2010

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Is the sender a Gmail user?

If yes, GMail can make use of canned fonts to compose any parts of their email, including the sender name.
Brian BEE Topic Advisor, Independant Technology Professional

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As was mentioned, you can specify different fonts in your message, but the person receiving the message has to have the same font installed.

Which leads to my other answer. If the person sending didn't put in these fonts on purpose, there is a chance you have a corrupted font on your system. The solution would be to go through your fonts in windows and replace whichever one is the problem.
Jackie Man IT Manager
Top Expert 2010

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The font should be out there on purpose.

I have seen a number of cases on use of special fonts in sender field.

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Here's another example of my receiving special characters in my inbox "from" field.
Again, this is appearing in my outlook.com/Hotmail.com inbox

How can I generate these?characters
Jackie Man IT Manager
Top Expert 2010

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If you use MS Outlook in a computer to compose the email, you can add the symbols in your name.

Yahoo Mail Webmail
Yahoo Mail MS Outlook 2016
I do not see anything to change the above in web mail.

The straight-forward way is to ask the sender how it can be made.

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HI Jackie Man:
I'd love to ask the sender but I can't ask the sender because it's a spammer!
Seems like the spammers know all the tricks ordinary humans don't know.

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i can't ask the sender how he added the cartoon characters and font changes to their name and subject line because it was spam. Seems like the spammers know all tricks.
EE Topic Advisor, Independant Technology Professional
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There are ways to insert special characters into different apps. Does something like this help?

http://www.pcworld.com/article/244316/how_to_use_special_characters_in_twitter_facebook_gmail_and_google_chat.html

You can also insert characters in the standard character set (unicode), but not on your keyboard by holding down ALT and typing the character code.
Jackie Man IT Manager
Top Expert 2010

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Actually, if you can view the header of the spam mail, you will know what email client is used to send the spam.

Then, it will be possible to reveal what is the trick involved.

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