Thanks for your reply, Gary.
1. I appreciate that there are differences, as you say, and I am familiar
with both of them. But these *differences* do not, to my mind, indicate any
*reasons* why the From field should not be aligned with the To and Subject
fields. They are aligned in Outlook Express -- apart from users being used
to that layout, it seems more *sensible* and *logical* and *user-friendly*
to align all of the headers in a similar fashion. Why change the OE layout
if it is not a measurable improvement?
2. Sorry if I did not make myself clear. I'm not talking about the Message
list pane, I'm referring to the layout of an individual message as in 1.
above. And, yes, I know you can change the column order (although I did not
know you could do it by R-click on the column header, so thank you for that.
"Gary VanderMolen" <gary@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> 1. In a compose screen there are several reasons why the From field is
> not aligned with the To and Subject fields. The latter are fields you type
> into, while the From field is not. For users with multiple email addresses
> the From field is a dropdown list from which you select which account
> to send from. This makes it quite different from the other fields.
> 2. The font used in the message list pane is the Windows default font.
> You can change it in the Windows appearance settings.
> Also, you can change the column order. Right-click on any column header,
> click Columns...
> Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (WLMail)
> "Lindsay Graham" <LDGraham@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> The layout of the message headers (From, To, Date, Subject etc) in WLM is
>> markedly different from OE, and I find it quite annoying that:
>> 1. the From: field for a new message that I'm composing is tucked away
>> in the RHS of the screen instead of being aligned with the To: and Cc:
>> fields etc; and
>> 2. in all messages and newsgroup posts sent or received, the date is
>> even more difficult to see -- it is light grey and is also tucked almost
>> out of sight on the RHS of the screen.
>> Is it possible for these to be more clearly displayed, eg, as they were
>> in Outlook Express?
>> Lindsay Graham
>> Canberra, Australia