Try Tools, Options, Read, Read All Messages in Plain Text and see if
those 10% of messages fall into line.
If so, the issue is that those messages are using HTML and the font
specified within the HTML coding is being used.
Mike - http://TechHelp.Santovec.us
"John Smith" <smith@newsgroup> wrote in message
> Hi, I just recently installed Windows 7 and just had to download
> Windows Live Mail so I could read my newsgroups (which is all I use
> Live Mail for).
> When reading messages I also prefer to read them using a fixed-width
> font. So I go to Options > Read > Font and change to the following:
> Proportional font = Courier New
> Fixed-width font = Courier New
> Font Size = Smaller
> Encoding = Western European (Windows)
> The experience I am now getting when reading news threads is that 90%
> of them are visually fixed-width font, whereas the other 10% of
> threads I read are visually using a proportional font.
> How do I fix this so all messages I read are fixed-width?
> note: I read the same news threads under mozilla thunderbird and they
> are 100% fixed-width when read.
> Please help me solve this issue. Thanks for any help.